The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: March 16, 2022


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: March 16, 2022


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

Latest SPAC News: Neuberger Berman raises $1.95B to co-sponsor SPACs, Eve signs LOI with Global Crossing Airlines, and Rubicon enters into three year partnership with city of Houston 

Neuberger Berman Raises $1.95 Billion to Co-Sponsor SPACs

Asset manager Neuberger Berman has collected $1.95 billion for a debut fund to sponsor SPACs alongside CC Capital Partners, a private investment firm formed and led by ex- Blackstone Inc. dealmaker Chinh Chu.

An affiliate of Koch Industries anchors the vehicle, called Neuberger Berman Opportunistic Capital Solutions Fund, a spokesman for the company confirmed. The fund had an initial target of $1.5 billion, regulatory filing shows.


Eve and Global Crossing Airlines Sign Letter of Intent for up to 200 eVTOL Aircraft and Enable Future Collaboration for UAM

Eve UAM, LLC, an Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ) company, and Global Crossing Airlines Group, Inc. have signed a Letter of Intent to order up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL). This potential sale is included in Eve’s current order backlog of up to 1,785 eVTOLs. The company expects to start the deliveries in 2026.

Eve and Zanite Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ZNTE) announced their $2.4 billion deal just a few months ago on December 21.


Rubicon Enters Into Three Year Smart City Partnership with the City of Houston

Rubicon Technologies, LLC, a digital marketplace for waste and recycling and provider of innovative software-based solutions for businesses and governments worldwide, today announced that it has entered into a three year smart city partnership with the City of Houston, Texas to help improve residential waste and recycling services for its more than 2.3 million residents.

Founder SPAC (NASDAQ:FOUN) entered into a definitive agreement to combine with digital waste pickup marketplace Rubicon in December.


Gogoro Introduces New SSmartcore Technology Platform for Two-Wheel Vehicles; Integrates LTE, Over-the-Air Updates and More

Gogoro® Inc., a global technology leader in battery swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable mobility solutions for cities, today announced a new SSmartcore technology platform is being introduced today on the new Gogoro SuperSport. This new technology will also be available to its Powered By Gogoro Network vehicles partners with future Gogoro Development Kits later this year.

Poema Global (NASDAQ:PPGH) entered into a definitive agreement to combine with electric vehicle (EV) battery re-charger Gogoro in September last year.