Searching For Targets: Led by Zynga IncZNGA founder Mark Pincus and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Reinvent Technology Partners RTP is targeting the technology sector. The duo met in 2002 and have been partnered together on several deals, including leading the seed round in Friendster and being early investors in Facebook IncFB.
Burgundy Technology AcquisitionBTAQ
is targeting the technology and enterprise software markets. The SPAC is led by Leo Apotheker, the former CEO of
. At SAP, Apotheker helped transform the company from a single product to a multi-solution business. The SPAC is targeting a company from the U.S. or Europe, with Israel also mentioned in the prospectus.
SPACS With Pending Deals:Northern Genesis Acquisition CorpNGA has a pending merger with Lion Electric, a company focusing on the electric vehicle market for buses and vans. The company has current production capabilities of 2,500 units a year with plans to ramp that figure up. Lion Electric has charging infrastructure and telematics solutions to offer customers as well. The clean energy plan of President-elect Joe Biden calls for converting 500,000 school buses to zero emissions, which could favor a company like Lion Electric. The company has announced deals with ChargePoint and Blink ChargingBLNK to offer charging infrastructure with its electric vehicles to customers.
. Genius Sports is on pace to provide data for over 240,000 events a year, including as the official provider for 170,000 events. Genius has deals in place with the NBA, NCAA, FIBA, FIFA, EPL, PGA and Nascar. Customers for Genius Sports include
, FanDuel, William Hill, Caesars and BetMGM. Genius Sports is expecting revenue to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 29%.
Butterfly Network, which offers portable ultrasound technology, is
. The goal of Butterfly Network is to put ultrasound on a chip and make it more accessible in underserved areas and also help replace bulky traditional cart-based devices. Butterfly Networks has sold over 30,000 units and has deals in place with many of the top 100 U.S. hospitals. Butterfly Network is backed by Bill Gates and Baillie Gifford. Cathie Wood has been adding and now holds over 1.2 million shares of Longview in the
Ark Genomic ETF ARKG
Stable Road Acquisition CorpSRAC
is merging with space company Momentus. Called the “FedEx of Space” by Barron's and a “zero gravity logistics player,” Momentus will partner with companies to move items in space. Momentus has a deal with SpaceX and plans on launching satellites as a service in the future. Momentus forecasts it will hit $1 billion in revenue in 2024.
Former SPACs:Desktop Metal IncDM completed its merger in 2020 and saw shares fall over 20% on its first day as a publicly traded company. Desktop Metal is a play on manufacturing entering a 2.0 era and using lighter and more efficient 3D-printers in sectors like aerospace and automotive. Production of these items at scale could be the holy grail of 3D printing.
is seeking to be a major player in the electric vehicles market in the future. The company has over 10,000 reservations for its Fisker Ocean vehicle. A partnership with
for production allows Fisker to focus on marketing and design of future vehicles. Fisker could have a big 2021 with an influencer campaign and continued analyst coverage. CEO Henrik Fisker said he is planning on attending the virtual 2021 Consumers Electronics Show in January, which could be a potential catalyst in early 2021.