The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 14, 2022


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 14, 2022


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

Latest SPAC News: Financial firms push back on SEC, Polestar to debut electric roadster concept, and DNEG announces business update 

U.S. financial firms push back on SEC bid to rein-in blank check company deals

U.S. financial industry groups are pushing to water down a draft Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule aimed at reining-in special purpose acquisition companies or SPACs, arguing it could kill the industry.

The American Securities Association (ASA), the SPAC Association and the CFA Institute are among groups warning that the SEC’s proposed March rule would create too much liability for parties involved in SPAC deals, and as such goes further than traditional initial public offering (IPO) and M&A rules.


Polestar to Debut Polestar 5 Electric Performance 4-Door GT Prototype and Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 at 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car company, is returning to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 23 June 2022 and will debut a Polestar 5 prototype and the new high-performance, limited-edition Polestar 2 BST edition 270. Polestar’s electric roadster concept and its existing product range will also be present.

Polestar intends to list on the Nasdaq in a proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW, and GGPIU), which is expected to close in June 2022.


Visual Effects and Animation Leader DNEG Announces Business Update

DNEG, a leading technology-enabled visual effects (VFX) and animation company for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content, today announced a business update for the year ended March 31, 2022.

For the full-year ended March 31, 2022, DNEG generated revenue of $409.3 million, Net Income of $39.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $100.6 million, equating to year-over-year growth of 33.5%, 214.7% and 22.4%, respectively. Additionally, Net Income margin equated to 9.6% and Adjusted EBITDA margin equated to 24.6% for the year.

As previously announced, DNEG entered into a Business Combination Agreement with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp (“Sports Ventures”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (Nasdaq: AKIC), in January, 2022.