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Company: Canoo Inc.
A shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Canoo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOEV) (“Canoo”), formerly known as Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV (NASDAQ: HCAC) (“Hennessy Capital”), on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired GOEV or HCAC securities between August 18, 2020 and March 29, 2021 (the “Class Period”).
On August 18, 2020, Hennessy Capital, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company, announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Canoo. According to the complaint, in connection with and following the Hennessey Capital – Canoo merger, defendants issued a series of false and misleading statements to investors, and failed to disclose that (i) Canoo had decreased its focus on its plan to sell vehicles to consumers through a subscription model; (ii) Canoo would deemphasize its engineering services business; (iii) contrary to prior statements, Canoo did not have partnerships with original equipment manufacturers and no longer engaged in the previously announced partnership with Hyundai; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ positive statements about Canoo’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On March 29, 2021, Canoo held an earning conference call with investors to discuss the Company’s Fourth Quarter 2020 financial and operational results. During the call, defendant Tony Aquila – a director of Canoo since the closing of the Merger – revealed that Canoo would no longer focus on its engineering services line. Also on March 29, 2021, Canoo reported that defendant Paul Balciunas, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), had resigned. Following this news, shares of Canoo’s stock fell over 21% in value, to close on March 30, 2021 at $9.30 per share, on heavy trading volume.
Canoo investors who suffered an investment loss in excess of $100,000 are encouraged to contact Kaskela Law LLC (D. Seamus Kaskela, Esq.) at (484) 258 – 1585, or by completing the information form on this page, for additional information about this action and their legal rights and options.