Mobile Infrastructure Corp. to List Shares NYSE under “BEEP”
The White Law Group continues to investigate potential securities fraud claims involving broker dealers who may have improperly recommended Mobile Infrastructure Corporation (formerly The Parking REIT) to investors.
According to a letter to shareholders on May 1, 2023, Mackenzie Capital Management LP has extended a tender offer to purchase shares of Mobile Infrastructure Corporation just $7.25 per share of Common Stock and $700 per Share of Series A or 1 Preferred Stock. The shares of the company’s common stock were originally offered at $25 per share.
According to a filling with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 14, 2022, Mobile Infrastructure Corporation, a formerly a non-traded REIT (The Parking REIT Inc.), announced that it entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Fifth Wall Acquisition Corporation III, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of Fifth Wall.
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) were designed as a shortcut to a stock-market listing and a way for retail investors to gain access to promising start-up companies. Unfortunately, these often turn into bad investments because of poor due diligence and financial controls. According to one report, an index of 25 companies that became public by combining with a SPAC has declined more than 75% from its peak in February last year. To learn more, see: Securities Investigation – Special Interest Acquisition Company (SPAC) .
The company originally planned to merge with Mobile Infrastructure Trust (MIT), a newly formed entity that was planning an initial public offering (IPO) and subsequent listing of its shares on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “BEEP”. The merger, which the company anticipated would close during the third quarter of 2022, didn’t happen.
Now under the new agreement with Fifth Wall, the company is planning to list its share on the NYSE under the ticker BEEP. The deal is expected to close during the first quarter of 2023.
Mobile Infrastructure Corporation to Continue as a “Going Concern?”
According to a Form 10-Q filing on November 16, 2022, Mobile Infrastructure Corp. “has incurred net losses since its inception and anticipates net losses for the near future.”
Based on the Company’s projected financial performance, the Company “does not currently have sufficient cash on hand, liquidity or projected future cash flows to repay these outstanding amounts upon an event of default.” The company noted that due to numerous conditions and events there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a “going concern,” according to the Form 10-Q filing.
The most recent valuation (NAV) for the company’s common stock is $11.75 per common share, as of January 14, 2021. Shares were originally sold for $25.00 each.
We have previously reported numerous problems facing the Parking REIT including 3 pending class action lawsuits, and allegations of fraud against one of the company’s executives. Parking REIT Executive Allegedly Charged with Defrauding Investors
The company reportedly agreed in January to sell a majority stake to an affiliate of Bombe Asset Management LLC, a Cincinnati-based alternative asset management firm, according to an 8-K filing.
Parking REIT Loses REIT Status prior to Name Change
On November 12, 2021, The Parking REIT announced in a letter to investors that it has changed its name to Mobile Infrastructure Corporation, after losing its status as a REIT. The company, which invests primarily in parking lots and garages in the United States, reportedly lost REIT status during the pandemic when leases were converted to management agreements by the prior management team. The company noted that it is attempting to reassert REIT status. As a C-corp the company is not required to distribute to its stockholders.
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When brokers violate securities laws, such as making unsuitable investments, the brokerage firm they are working with may be liable for investment losses through FINRA Arbitration.
If your broker has defrauded you, you may be able to file a claim with FINRA to seek resolution through arbitration. FINRA arbitration can be a complex and technical process, and having an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable about securities law can greatly increase your chances of success.
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The White Law Group can assist you in drafting a statement of claim that accurately reflects the allegations of fraud and the damages you are seeking. They will also represent you at the arbitration hearing, present evidence and make arguments on your behalf. They can also negotiate a settlement on your behalf, which may be an option to consider before going to arbitration.
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If you are concerned about your investment in Mobile Infrastructure Corporation (the Parking REIT), the White Law Group may be able to help you. For a free consultation with a securities attorney, please call 888-637-5510.
The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington.
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