Bloomberg Law
May 14, 2021, 7:36 PM

XL Fleet Corp. Sued by Investor Over SPAC Merger That Created It

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

An XL Fleet Corp. investor sued it in Delaware on Friday, claiming the financiers who sponsored the blank-check merger that took the hybrid car company public—including New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky—knew it was a lemon before engineering the deal.

The lawsuit, filed in Delaware Chancery Court, concerns the merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that transformed the former Legacy XL into XL Fleet. The company focuses on retrofitting gas-powered commercial vehicles, such as trucking fleets, with electric motors.

SPACs, or blank-check companies, are publicly traded entities that raise money on the promise of a future merger ...