The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 5, 2022


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 5, 2022

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

Latest SPAC News:  Fertitta’s Golden Nugget taps loan market to refinance debt, ex-Citi exec and SPAC directors face trial over MultiPlan deal, and crypto YouTuber Matt Khors makes Rumble his preferred platform

Billionaire Fertitta’s Golden Nugget Taps Loan Market to Refinance Debt

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s casino business Golden Nugget Inc. is tapping the leveraged loan market to refinance debt, after the firm’s parent company nixed plans to be taken public via a blank-check entity.

Golden Nugget is offering a $1.85 billion seven-year loan to investors, according to Bloomberg. The company also plans to issue a $1.85 billion secured bond and an additional unsecured bond of the same size. Along with a new revolving credit facility, proceeds from the offerings will be used to refinance existing debt.

Ex-Citi Exec, SPAC Directors Must Face Trial Over MultiPlan Deal

Former Citigroup executive Michael Klein and his blank check firm’s former directors must face a shareholder lawsuit challenging its $11 billion merger with health care-focused data analytics company MultiPlan (NYSE:MPLN), a Delaware judge said.

On Monday, Vice Chancellor Lori Will of the Delaware Chancery Court declined to drop claims accusing Klein and the SPAC’s other board members of illegally preventing shareholders from selling their shares back to the SPAC before the October 2020 merger.

Churchill Capital III shareholders approved its business combination with MultiPlan on October 7, 2020.


Famed Stock & Crypto YouTuber Matt Khors Makes Rumble & Locals His Preferred Platforms

Rumble is proud to announce that Matt Kohrs has signed a deal to make Rumble and Locals his preferred platforms with exclusive content and exclusive audience engagement. Kohrs is known for providing commentary on finance, crypto and stocks and was at the forefront of the AMC and GameStop movements. According to Playboard, in 2021, Matt Kohrs was the 3rd largest creator by Super Chat revenue on YouTube in the USA.

As part of the deal, Kohrs will end his use of Patreon and instead exclusively use Locals for all subscriber-only content. In addition to the Locals move, Kohrs will bring his video-on-demand content exclusively to Rumble at least 1 hour prior to any other platform.

The company recently announced the execution of a definitive business combination agreement with CF Acquisition Corp. VI (NASDAQ: CFVI).