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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: September 8, 2023


The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: September 8, 2023

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

Latest SPAC News: US judge says Okada Manila does not have to close merger, and Lotus unveils electric sedan

US judge won’t order Philippine casino merger to close

The Philippines’ largest casino, owned by an affiliate of Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corp does not have to complete a SPAC merger deal with 26 Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ADER), a Delaware judge ruled on Thursday.

Vice Chancellor Travis Laster said the affiliate that owned Okada Manila did not have to complete the $2.5 billion deal 2021 merger in part because 26 Capital “engaged in conduct that should not be rewarded” by ordering the deal to close.


Lotus Unleashes Emeya, a Porsche Panamera-Like Electric Sedan

The next electric-vehicle maker poised to merge with a blank-check company will go public with some product momentum working in its favor.

Lotus, the British sports-car maker owned by China’s Geely, on Thursday unveiled the Emeya sedan, the first of three models it promised to show in three years after agreeing to combine with a special purpose acquisition company. In the investor presentation issued off the back of that deal, Lotus compared the Emeya to the Porsche Panamera.