We finally got a new amendment to Bill Ackman’s previously filed Pershing Square SPARC Holdings, allowing us to see the latest iteration of his “new and improved” SPARC product.
This week, we speak with Garrett Smallwood, CEO of Wag. Wag entered into an $350 million dollar combination agreement with CHW Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: CHWA) in February. It has created a marketplace for connecting pet owners to dog-walkers and other pet services near them that works like Uber, except for our furry friends. ...READ MORE
Rubicon is bringing digitization to a sector that has long resisted change in waste management. ...READ MORE
We don’t typically post Op Eds, but a buy-side individual who has been investing in SPACs since 2003 approached us wanting to offer their own perspective on the current SEC proposal. ...READ MORE
Blackstone has channeled the power of TikTok to popularize its line of outdoor griddles and found ways to capture efficiencies by vertically integrating its supply chain in China. ...READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the soft launch of our new database covering the Traditional IPO.
Many times over the past few years there have been instances where we’ve wished we had access to our own database of Traditional IPOs. ...READ MORE
This week we speak with Prasad Gundumogula, CEO of Mondee, and ITHAX CEO, Orestes Fintiklis.
Mondee entered into an $842 million combination agreement with ITHAX Acquisition Corporation in December 2021. It sells excess inventory in the travel and hospitality industries to closed groups within its network, while also managing a meaningful swath of travel-related marketing space. ...READ MORE
Intends to list SPARS on OTC instead
This afternoon, Pershing Square SPARC Holdings, which is the affiliate of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings (NYSE: PSTH), put out a press release stating they intend to withdraw their proposed amendment to the New York Stock Exchanges listing rules that would have allowed SPARC warrants, or “SPARs”, to trade on the NYSE. ...READ MORE
D-Wave has developed quantum computing machines that are already powering cloud-based applications to solve business problems today. ...READ MORE
CHP Merger Corp. (NASDAQ:CHPM) announced this afternoon that it has mutually terminated its business combination agreement with medical technology company, Accelus, and will opt to liquidate its trust as of April 25, 2022. ...READ MORE
Alberton (NASDAQ:ALAC) announced this morning that SolarMax, Alberton’s target company, intends to terminate its definitive agreement at the Outside Date of April 26, 2022, stating that it does not believe the transaction will be completed by that deadline. ...READ MORE
While not much was known about the company with which it had been negotiating (it was unnamed), it was disclosed that its focus was in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) space. ...READ MORE
In today’s much anticipated SEC Open Meeting to discuss SPACs, one of the SEC commissioners, Hester Peirce, who came out against today’s proposed changes, inexplicably lost her internet connection as soon as she had a chance to speak and weigh in. ...READ MORE
This week, we speak with two leaders in the field of D&O insurance – Mach Millet, who is Managing Director and Marsh’s SPAC Practice Leader, as well as Andrew Pendergast, SPAC Practice Leader at NFP. ...READ MORE
This week, we speak with James C. Foster, CEO of cybersecurity firm, ZeroFox.
ZeroFox entered into a $1.3 billion dollar combination agreement with L&F Acquisition Corporation in December.
We discuss how the Russia-Ukraine war has ushered in a new era for cybersecurity and what types of companies face the biggest threats in this new environment. ...READ MORE
This week, we speak with with Michel Brousset, CEO of Waldencast Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: WALD)
This week, we speak with Tim Hwang, Founder and CEO of FiscalNote.