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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: November 5, 2021


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: November 5, 2021

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

Latest SPAC News: Crypto billionaire-backed SPAC listing plan sends Monex limit up and Virgin Orbit partners with ANA HOLDINGS to procure twenty LauncherOne flights from Japan

Crypto Billionaire-Backed SPAC Listing Plan Sends Monex Limit Up

Monex Group Inc. surged by its daily limit after the Japanese financial firm announced plans to list its U.S. online trading subsidiary through a deal with Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.

In a statement after the market close Thursday, Monex said its wholly-owned unit TradeStation Group Inc. plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange in the first half of 2022 following a merger with Quantum FinTech Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:QFTA). The deal puts TradeStation at an implied pro forma enterprise value of $1.43 billion at closing.


New Agreement Between Virgin Orbit and ANA HOLDINGS Sets the Stage for Twenty LauncherOne Flights From Japan

Virgin Orbit, the responsive launch and space solutions company that has announced a planned business combination with NextGen Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: NGCA), announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with ANA HOLDINGS INC., the owners of Japan’s largest airline, to procure twenty flights of the LauncherOne rocket and to lead the effort to provide funds and support for those orbital missions to launch from Japan’s Oita Prefecture.

The terms of the MOU call for ANA HOLDINGS and several of its partners to fund the manufacturing of a new set of the mobile ground support equipment used to prepare Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system for flight from a pre-existing runway, with a target of making Oita a LauncherOne-ready spaceport by as soon as the end of 2022, pending appropriate regulatory approvals in the United States and Japan.