Author: Eric Weidemann

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Reinvent Technology Partners (RTP) to Combine with Joby Aviation in $4.6Bn Deal

Reinvent Technology Partners (NYSE: RTP) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive agreement to combine with electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) company Joby Aviation at an enterprise value of $4.629 billion, which is 2.3x EV/2026E Revenue. Founded in 2009, Santa Cruz, CA based Joby Aviation is a transportation company developing an all-electric
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Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. (SFTW) to Combine with BlackSky in $1.1Bn Deal

Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. (“SFTW”) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive agreement to combine with satellite imaging company BlackSky Holdings, Inc. (“BlackSky”) at an enterprise value of $1.106 billion. Founded in 2014, Herndon V.A. based BlackSky is a a real-time Earth observation company leveraging the innovative performance and economics of small
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Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (AHAC) to Combine with Humacyte in $849Mn Deal

Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (“AHAC”) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive agreement to combine with biotech company Humacyte, Inc. (“Humacyte”) at an enterprise value of $849 million. Durham N.C. based Humacyte is a a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company developing universally implantable bioengineered human tissue at commercial scale. The combined company is
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FG New America (FGNA) to Combine with OppFi in $900Mn Deal

FG New America Acquisition Corp. (FGNA) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive agreement to combine with fintech lender Opportunity Financial (OppFi) at an enterprise value of $909 million. Chicago-based OppFi provides short-term credit to underbanked borrowers, having processed about 1.5 million loans to about 594,000 customers to date. The combined company
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CM Life Sciences (CMLF) to Combine with Sema4 in $2.1Bn Deal

CM Life Sciences (CMLF) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Sema4, an AI and machine learning-driven patient-centered genomic and clinical data intelligence company. Founded in 2016, Sema4 is dedicated to transforming healthcare by building dynamic models of human health and defining optimal, individualized health trajectories, starting in
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Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. (DGNR) to Combine with CCC Information Services in $7Bn Deal

Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. (DGNR) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive business combination agreement with CCC Information Services Inc., a leading SaaS platform for the property and casualty (“P&C”) insurance economy. Founded in 1980, CCC’s solutions and big data insights are delivered through the CCC ONE® platform to a network of 300+
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Andina Acquisition Corp. III (ANDA) to Combine with Stryve Foods in $170Mn Deal

Andina Acquisition Corp. III (ANDA) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Stryve Foods, an emerging healthy snacking platform. Stryve’s flagship Beef Biltong product is a high protein meat snack with 0g sugar. Stryve products are available through their website, Amazon, and over 17,000 retail stores across the U.S.
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VG Acquisition Corp. (VGAC) in Talks with 23andMe

VG Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: VGAC) is reportedly in talks to merge with DNA-testing company 23andMe Inc. and take it public, according to Bloomberg. The deal would be valued at roughly $4 billion and could be announced in the coming weeks if talks are successful. Co-Founded by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki in 2006, 23andme sells
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Falcon Capital Acquisition Corporation (FCAC) in Talks with Sharecare

Falcon Capital Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: FCAC) is reportedly in talks to merge with digital health startup Sharecare Inc. and take it public, according to Reuters. Under the terms of the proposed deal, Sharecare would buy Palo-Alto-based healthcare artificial intelligence startup Doc.ai and then merge with FCAC. The deal would value the combined entity at close
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Social Capital Hedosophia V (IPOE) Reportedly Near a Deal with SoFi

Social Capital Hedosophia V (NYSE: IPOE) is reportedly near a deal with Social Finance Inc (SoFi) to take SoFi public, according to Reuters. The deal would value SoFi at more than $6 billion and could be announced in the coming days. Founded in 2011, SoFi is an online first personal finance company offering services in
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Altimar (ATAC) to Combine with Owl Rock and Dyal in $12.7Bn Deal

Altimar Acquisition Corporation (ATAC) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Owl Rock Capital Group and the Dyal Capital Partners division of Neuberger Berman Group LLC to form Blue Owl Capital Inc., an alternative asset management firm with over $45.0 billion in assets under management. Founded in 2015,
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Juniper Industrial Holdings (JIH) to Combine with Janus International in $1.9Bn Deal

Juniper Industrial Holdings, Inc. (JIH) announced this morning that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Janus International from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a private equity fund with $25 billion AUM. Janus International is a global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage, commercial and industrial building solutions, including: roll up and swing doors, hallway
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Forum Merger III Corporation (FIII) to Combine with Electric Last Mile in $1.4Bn Deal

Forum Merger III Corporation (FIII), and Electric Last Mile, Inc. (“ELMS”), an electric vehicle (EV) company focused on creating efficient and reliable last mile solutions, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, ELMS provides, vertically-integrated approach to designing, manufacturing and customizing electric, connected
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