NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bernstein Liebhard, a nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm, reminds investors of the deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion no later than January 18, 2022 in a securities class action lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired the securities of Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. f/k/a Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. (“Ginko”) (NYSE: DNA, SRNG) between May 11, 2021 and October 5, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and alleges violations under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and SEC Rule 10b-5.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Ginkgo securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options, please visit Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings Inc. f/ak/a Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit or contact Joe Seidman toll free at (877) 779-1414 or [email protected].
Ginkgo operates a horizontal platform for cell programming, designed to enable biological production of products such as novel therapeutics, key food ingredients, and chemicals currently derived from petroleum. Before the merger with special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. (“Soaring Eagle”), the Company was known as Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
According to the complaint, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (1) the Company’s failure to derive real revenue from third-party customers left it almost completely dependent on related parties; (2) most, if not all, of the Company’s revenue came from related parties the Company created, funded, or controlled through its ownership and board seats; (3) the Company was misclassifying and underreporting related party revenue in order to conceal the Company’s near total-dependence on related parties; and (4) many of the Company’s new R&D partners are undisclosed related parties and/or façades.
On October 6, 2021, market researcher Scorpion Capital released a 175-page report alleging that Ginkgo is a “colossal scam,” describing the Company as a “shell game” whose revenue is highly dependent on related party transactions. The report alleges that Gingko is a “Frankenstein mash-up of the worst frauds of the last 20 years” and “one of the most brazen frauds of the last 20 years.” On this news, Ginkgo’s shares fell $1.39 per share, or approximately 12%, to close at $10.59 per share on October 6, 2021, damaging investors.
On November 15, 2021, the Company acknowledged that shortly after the Scorpion Capital report, Ginkgo received an inquiry from the United States Department of Justice relating to the financial misconduct allegations in the report.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 18, 2022. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Ginkgo securities, and/or would like to discuss your legal rights and options please visit https://www.bernlieb.com/cases/ginkgobioworksholdingsinc-f-k-a-soaringeagleacquisitioncorp-dna-srng-shareholder-lawsuit-class-action-fraud-stock-459/ or contact Joe Seidman toll free at (877) 779-1414 or [email protected].
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