The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: August 26, 2021


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: August 26, 2021

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

Latest SPAC News: Car-sharing startup Getaround is in talks to merge with Altitude Acquisition Corp., and investment minister Lord Grimstone says good governance is key to UK SPAC market

Softbank-backed Getaround in SPAC Merger Talks

Good Governance Will Help UK SPAC Market Win Out, Says Investment Minister

There is still hope for the SPAC market in the UK, according to investment minister Lord Grimstone, despite fears that the growth that has materialized in the US will not make its way to London.

“The FCA is seriously looking at SPAC mark two, and we believe governance is one of our strong selling points,” he said. “There was a question on some of the early SPAC transactions in the US on exactly where that stands in terms of governance, but the way the thinking is developing on that there will be SPACs in the UK.”