Covid-19 claims its second SPAC.
Allegro Merger Corp. (ALGR), announced this morning it has mutually terminated its merger agreement with TGI Fridays. Once again, the reason cited being, “extraordinary market conditions“, as well as the failure to meet necessary closing conditions.
Unfortunately, it’s not “always Happy Hour” at TGI Fridays. Additionally, in light of the termination of its proposed combination, Allegro has decided to not extend its deadline and will instead opt to liquidate its trust. Given the current environment of Covid-19 and social distancing, this combination faced a very steep uphill battle, so terminating the merger agreement is not entirely a surprise. However, it seems the Allegro team determined the current environment was too challenging to continue and try and find another deal.
On March 31, 2020, the Company’s corporate existence will cease except for the purposes of winding up its affairs and liquidating.