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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 21, 2021


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 21, 2021

Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: Missouri Cobalt hires Goldman to go public through SPAC, WeWork’s occupancy increased in May, Zoomcar eyes listing via SPAC, and Amazon in talks to buy 20% of Plus

U.S. Nickel-Cobalt Miner Missouri Cobalt Hires Bank To Go Public Through SPAC

U.S.-based nickel-cobalt miner Missouri Cobalt, LLC has hired Goldman Sachs to assess options, including a public listing through a blank-check company in a deal that could value the miner at up to $5 billion, two sources told Reuters.

A deal would underline growing interest by Wall Street in strategic minerals as President Joe Biden seeks to cut U.S. reliance on industry leader China for electric vehicle materials.


WeWork Offers Business Update Showing Occupancy Improved in May

Office-sharing company WeWork, which had a spectacular failed IPO attempt in 2019 and is now planning to hit public markets via a merger with a SPAC, offered a business update on Monday and said total occupancy stood at 53% as of May, up three percentage points from March.


Sequoia-backed Zoomcar Eyes U.S. Listing Via SPAC

Zoomcar Inc. is considering a listing in the U.S. within the next 12 months to tap markets beyond its home base of India and as coronavirus-related health concerns bolster demand for car rental.

“There’s a lot of momentum in the public markets for this type of story,” Zoomcar co-founder and CEO Greg Moran said in an interview on Friday, adding that a listing via a SPAC was also a possibility.


Amazon Is in Talks To Buy Stake in AI Truck-Driving Startup Plus Inc. has placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from self-driving truck technology startup Plus and is in talks to buy a stake of as much as 20%, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

The deal would give Amazon the right to buy preferred shares of Plus via a warrant at a price of $0.46647 per share, the person said. That would amount to a 20% stake based on Plus’s shares outstanding before its planned merger with SPAC Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V.