Nuclear Power is Back as NuScale Debuts in the Green

by | May 3, 2022

Soundhound gets squeezed. And the rest of the day’s news in SPACs.

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SOUN gets squeezed

Soundhound (SOUN) shareholders redeemed 12.8M shares. Shares experienced a low-float squeeze today, trading up 15% to close at $12.62.

NuScale trades today

Uranium bulls celebrated the debut of NuScale Power Corp. (SMR), which makes Advanced Small Modular Reactors or SMRs. Shares closed up 5% to $10.55.

DUNE board recommends voting against Tradezero merger

Dune Acquisition Corporation (DUNE) issued a press release today recommending shareholders vote against its merger with Tradezero. The SPAC plans to call a special meeting to vote on the merger “as promptly as practicable.”  

SPAC IPO: A SPAC II Acquisition Corp. (ASCBU)New Economy focus

A SPAC II Acquisition Corp. (ASCBU) priced a $185M offering. Cash in trust $10.175. The SPAC will target the fintech/ proptech sectors with an ESG focus.  A SPAC II is led by Independent Chairman Malcolm F. MacLean IV, and CEO and CFO Claudius Tsang.

Deal Cancellation: GBRG / AgiiPlus

Goldenbridge Acquisition Limited (GBRG) calls off deal with AgiiPlus. The SPAC will look for a new target.

Elsewhere in SPACs

  • Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II (LCAP) sets 5/18 vote date for merger with MSP Recovery, a Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and secondary payer reimbursement recovery player.
  • AGBA Acquisition Ltd. (AGBA) approves extension for up to November. No word on redemptions. SPAC adds 15c / share to trust.
  • ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (ACEV) extends timeline for combination with Tempo Automation . No new date. Working on financing.
  • Boardroom Alpha April SPAC market review. Check out our SPAC market review for April. Quick take: a hawkish Fed and even more cautious SEC are slowing, downsizing, and cancelling deals.

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Yesterday, deSPAC LiDAR maker Innoviz (INVZ) announced a six-figure contract win with an undisclosed vehicle manufacture across its multiple brands. Good news for the EV and related technology ecosystem has been harder to find, with even bellwether Tesla (TSLA) stock down 24% YTD. We hope to hear more about this relationship during Innoviz’s upcoming earnings call on May 11. Until then, listen to our recent conversation with INVZ CEO Omer Keilaf. And check out our detailed overview of the Innoviz story here.

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