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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: October 21, 2021


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: October 21, 2021

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

Latest SPAC News: Equinox in talks to merge with Ares SPAC; WeWork shares rise on first day of trading

Equinox, Owner of SoulCycle, Is In Merger Talks With Ares SPAC

Equinox, whose gyms are frequented by Wall Street staffers among others, is in talks to go public through a merger with Ares Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:AAC) after talks with one of Chamath Palihapitiya’s blank-check companies collapsed, according to Bloomberg.

Ares Acquisition raised $1 billion in its February IPO. It is backed by Ares Management Corp., an alternative asset manager. A co-founder of Ares Management, David Kaplan, is the SPAC’s co-chairman and chief executive officer.


WeWork Shares Rise on First Day of Trading, Two Years After Failed IPO

WeWork (NYSE:WE) shares rose on its first day of trading Thursday, capping a journey to a listing that included the implosion of its IPO in 2019.

The shared-office company WeWork went public through a combination with BowX Acquisition Corp. Shares, trading under the name WeWork Inc., rose about 6% to $11 Thursday morning.