Just when you thought the SPAC had been played out, London-based healthtech Babylon confirms the rumours and announces its plan to go public via a $4.2 billion merger with Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp, formerly known as Ark Global Acquisition Corp. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to approval […]
Weßling, Germany-based Lilium has announced their intentions to list on Nasdaq via a merger with SPAC Qell Acquisition Corp.. Transaction values of the combined company top out at a $3.3 billion pro forma equity value at the $10.00 per share PIPE price valuation. A publicly listed special purpose acquisition company, Qell is headed by Barry […]
UK-based Cazoo, the pre-loved car portal has raised an additional $1.6 billion in a SPAC merger with AJAX I. Providing the deal meets with the approval of shareholders of AJAX I, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and Cazoo, the combined company will be named Cazoo (Really? You don’t say?) and listed on the New […]
In today’s show, we discuss a few funding deals, do a quick mention of SPACs, and finish off with a an interview with Christopher Plantener, CEO and founder of Kontist, a fintech startup that combines banking for freelancers with tax advisory.
In today’s show, we discuss some funding rumours, a handful of acquisitions, run a mandatory SPAC news briefing, and finish off with a pinch of policy goodness.
Just a couple of days after Klaus Hommels’ Lakestar (rather successfully) listed its SPAC on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, there’s some other interesting SPAC-related news for those who are interested in the phenomenon. Two German entrepreneurs are teaming up with a UK-based technology investor and dealmaker to list a $300 million SPAC in the US, […]
In today’s show, we discuss fresh funding, a new startup, an acquisition deal, an IPO, a court case — and of course mention a SPAC. In the second part, listen to an interview with Krystian Kolondra, who explains the latest $100-million announcement by the browser maker Opera.