The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 10, 2022


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 10, 2022

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

Latest SPAC News:  Social Capital Suvretta Holdings I in talks to merge with Akili Interactive while Social Capital Suvretta III in talks with ProKidney

Palihapitiya-Led SPAC Said to Discuss Akili Interactive Deal

Palihapitiya SPAC Is Said to Be in Talks With ProKidney

A blank-check firm started by serial dealmaker Chamath Palihapitiya and Suvretta Capital is in merger talks with medical technology company ProKidney LLC.

The combined company would be valued at more than $1 billion in a transaction, and an announcement could come as soon as next week.

ProKidney and the special purpose acquisition company, Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp. III (NASDAQ:DNAC), haven’t reached a final agreement and it’s possible talks could end without one.


Branson Hints at Setting Up a Virgin Group SPAC in Amsterdam

Richard Branson hinted but stopped short of confirming a report that his Virgin Group is considering setting up a blank-check company in the Netherlands, in what would be his first use of the structure in Europe.

The serial entrepreneur will probably seek to raise some 200 million euros ($227 million) by selling of shares in a special purpose acquisition company, with the aim of later merging the shell with an existing business, Sky News reported earlier.


SPAC Race Heats Up in Asia With First Singapore Listings Due

Blank-check companies are set to make a debut in Singapore this month as the financial hub, which has struggled to attract new stock listings, gears up for competition from Hong Kong.

Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation Ltd., sponsored by state investor Temasek’s Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd., is seeking at least S$170 million ($125 million), while Tikehau Capital SCA-backed Pegasus Asia could raise at least S$150 million. The listings are slated for Jan. 21 and Jan. 25, respectively.