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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 15, 2023


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 15, 2023

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

Latest SPAC News:  SEC publishes rulemaking agenda, American Battery Materials expands board and strategic relationships, and raises $87M in Series E round

SEC Spring Rulemaking Agenda Published

A number of final rules are slated for October 2023, including the following:

  • Climate change disclosure rules
  • Cybersecurity risk governance rules
  • SPAC rules
  • Amendments to 13D/G

The Commission proposed rules and rule amendments intended to enhance investor protections in IPOs by SPACs and in subsequent business combination transactions between SPACs and private operating companies. Specifically, the Commission proposed specialized disclosure requirements with respect to, among other things, compensation paid to sponsors, conflicts of interest, dilution, and the fairness of these business combination transactions.


Seaport Global Acquisition II : American Battery Materials, Inc. Expands Board and Strategic Relationships to Accelerate Lithium Extraction Development

American Battery Materials (OTC Pink: BLTH), an environmentally responsible minerals exploration and development company focused on direct lithium extraction (DLE) and other critical minerals for the global energy transition, today announced the appointment of a new director and engagement of new team members critical to the acceleration of the Company’s development of its lithium extraction plans.

ABM has also engaged advisory firms Buenos Aires Capital Partners, and iRadia Capital to explore acquisition and joint venture opportunities to diversify its lithium platform into Latin America with a focus on Argentina.

On June 2, 2023, ABM and Seaport Global Acquisition II Corp. (NASDAQ: SGII) (“SGII”) has previously announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement for a business combination.

READ Raises $87M in Series E Round announced an $87 million Series E funding round, along with the successful launch of its second satellite on this week’s SpaceX rideshare mission. Activate Capital led the round for the weather intelligence startup, and new investors include RTX Ventures, Seraphim, and Chemonics.

Existing investors SquarePeg Capital, Canaan, ClearVision, JetBlue Ventures, and Pitango participated as well.

The company initially planned on combining with Pine Technology Acquisition Corp., but later paid to end the deal, citing the poor performance of stocks for other growth-stage companies.