The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: April 25, 2022


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: April 25, 2022


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

Latest SPAC News: Bed Bath & Beyond draws interest from Tailwind SPAC, Swvl buys Turkish transit firm, and crypto platform investors sue SPAC execs over accounting

Bed Bath & Beyond Stock Jumps on Report Company Received Bids for BuyBuy Baby Unit

Bed Bath & Beyond’s (NASDAQ:BBY) shares jumped Friday on news that the company is considering offers to buy its BuyBuy Baby business.

Shares closed Friday at $17.46, up 6.85%. The news was reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources. According to the report, private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and Tailwind Acquisition, which originally announced a business combination with risk analytics firm QOMPLX before terminating the deal, are among the companies interested in the baby apparel and supplies retailer.

The home goods retailer recently struck a deal with activist investor Ryan Cohen, chair of GameStop and co-founder of Chewy, who owns a stake in the company through his firm RC Ventures. As part of the deal, Bed Bath agreed to do a strategic review of BuyBuy Baby, one of the bright spots of the company’s business. It also agreed to add three new directors to its board as part of the truce.


Swvl Buys Turkish Transit Firm Volt Lines in Latest Deal Spree

Swvl Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SWVL), a Dubai-based ride sharing startup, has agreed to acquire the Turkish transportation-as-a-service operator Volt Lines in its fourth acquisition since August.

The sale values Volt Lines at $40 million, with an additional $25 million in funding committed to grow in the region, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified as the details aren’t public.

Ride-sharing startup Swvl made its debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market on April 1 after merging with blank-check company Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital.


Crypto Platform Investors Sue SPAC Execs Over Accounting

Shareholders in cryptocurrency platform Bakkt Holdings Inc (NYSE:BKKT) sued the investment managers who took the company public via a blank check company, alleging they misled investors by improperly classifying shares.

An investor filed the lawsuit in Brooklyn on Thursday against Bakkt and five individuals associated with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital Advisors. The Chicago-based investment manager sponsored the special purpose acquisition company that took the company public last year in a deal that valued Bakkt at $2.1 billion.