The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 27, 2023


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 27, 2023


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

Latest SPAC News: Circle spokesperson denies blaming SEC for failed deal, BuzzFeed CEO says AI-powered content will be part of core business, and FaZe Clan faces possible delisting

Circle Spokesperson Denies Blaming SEC for Failed $9 Billion Deal

USD Coin (USDC) issuer Circle has rejected claims that it blames the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the failure of its $9 billion plan to go public in December, according to a spokeswoman for the company.

The representative of the stablecoin issuer was responding to an article that was published on January 25 in the Financial Times. The article characterised Circle as having “blamed” the securities regulator for its “derailed” listing by dragging its feet on the approval of a merger agreement. “Circle has not and does not blame the SEC for anything related to the mutual termination of our SPAC merger agreement with Concord,” the representative said.


BuzzFeed CEO Says AI-Powered Content Creation Will Become ‘Part of Our Core Business’ in 2023

BuzzFeed (NASDAQ: BZFD), amid an economic downturn that last month led it to lay off 12% of its workforce, this year will increasingly rely on artificial-intelligence technology to help produce content, CEO Jonah Peretti said in an email to staff Thursday.

In 2023, “you’ll see AI-inspired content move from an R&D stage to part of our core business, enhancing the quiz experience, informing our brainstorming, and personalizing our content for our audience,” Peretti wrote.


FaZe Clan faces possible delisting from the Nasdaq just 6 months after going public

FaZe Clan (NASDAQ:FAZE), the digital gaming-and-e-sports-content platform that went public just over six months ago with a valuation of $1 billion, is already trading well below a dollar per share, putting the company at risk of delisting by the Nasdaq exchange.

Face Holdings, the parent company of FaZe Clan, has seen its stock price fall from a high of $24.69 on August 30, 2022 to just 75 cents on Thursday.