The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: May 19, 2023


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: May 19, 2023

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

Latest SPAC News: WeWork CEO to step down to join private equity firm and AppHarvest discloses that it could run out of money by October

WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani to Step Down to Join Private Equity Firm Sycamore Partners as Director

WeWork (NYSE:WE) CEO Sandeep Mathrani is stepping down effective May 26, the co-working space firm announced this week. The Indian American will join private equity firm Sycamore Partners as a director to lead its real estate activity, “improving and optimizing real estate often embedded within Sycamore’s target companies, according to a press release from the company.

During his three years at the company, Mr. Mathrani helped take the co-working company public through a special purpose acquisition company last year.


AppHarvest to reopen listeria-impacted CEA farm in “a few weeks” but could run out of cash “as soon as October”

US-based high-tech greenhouse grower AppHarvest (NASDAQ:APPH) could run out of money as soon as October of this year “absent additional sources of financing,” according to the indoor farming company’s quarterly regulatory report filed on May 10.

It noted in the filing that it has “incurred losses from operations and generated negative cash flows from operating activities since inception.”

AppHarvest’s struggles are well documented and have burdened the indoor farming company since shortly after it went public in February 2021 via a special purpose acquisition company at a $1 billion valuation.