Friday File: Trump Media, Cloudflare, GAN, Match and more…

One partial sell and one incremental buy, plus a few updates and answers to reader question

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, October 22, 2021


I’ve had several readers ask me about the Trump Media deal, which is an announced plan to take a new company, Trump Media & Technology, public through a merger with a SPAC called Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC). It has generated a lot of attention for sure, and the stock price has soared, but so far it’s just a press release and a big-picture presentation, as of this morning there are no detailed filings or disclosures about the deal filed with the SEC, and very little reporting about any details that are not in the press release.

Which tells me that this is a fan appreciation event so far, currently building into a meme stock frenzy, it’s not what I’d call an investment. Neither Trump Media nor the SPAC sponsors have filed anything real beyond the press release announcement, and there are no financials mentioned at all in any of their materials that I have found. SPAC mergers generally try to sell investors on the idea by making projections for what a company might have in revenue or earnings in the coming years, or even how the capital will be deployed in developing a product or service, and while rumors often leak before a deal is done, they’re not usually announced without details. This time, though, no details yet.

Partly that’s because Trump Media is a ne