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  • September 08 2021

    Scion of Billionaire Family Says SPAC Mergers Are Here to Stay

    Gaurav Burman, who hails from a billionaire Indian consumer-goods family, says the boom in blank-check company mergers may have eased, but don’t expect SPACs to go away.

    www.bloomberg.com

  • September 06 2021

    Tikehau Capital Joins Race for Singapore’s First SPAC

    Investment manager Tikehau Capital SCA is planning to raise as much as S$300 million ($223 million) by listing a special purpose acquisition company in Singapore, according to people familiar with the matter, joining firms jostling to take advantage of the city-state’s new listing framework

    www.bloomberg.com

  • September 04 2021

    SPACs Expected to Help Singapore Break Driest IPO Spell in Years

    Blank-check companies could revive Singapore’s languishing market for initial public offerings as stock exchanges from Mumbai to Seoul profit from blockbuster deals.

    www.bloomberg.com

  • August 31 2021

    VICE Abandons its SPAC Plans

    Vice Media had for months been discussing going public via a number of SPACs yet today The Information reported that it had raised $85M (mostly from existing shareholders) and has tabled SPAC talks. Another blow for a SPAC market that seems to be taking punches from all sides recently.

    www.thestreet.com

  • August 27 2021

    49 Law Firms Unite and Push Back on Recent SPAC Litigation

    In response to the recent PR machine from former SEC commissioner and current NYU Law professor Robert Jackson and Yale Law School professor John Morley, which have put out multiple statements in the press noting they intend to litigate SPACs for Investment Company Act of 1940 issues, an astonishing49 law firms have coalesced to release a response to these allegations.

    www.spacinsider.com

  • August 17 2021

    Ackman says SPAC does not need to be registered, pushes back on lawsuit

    Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman said on Tuesday his blank-check acquisition company is not an investment firm that needs to register with U.S. regulators, pushing back against a lawsuit that alleges that his Pershing Square Tontine Holdings has improperly invested in securities.

    www.reuters.com

  • August 17 2021

    SPAC Boom Creates Fresh Targets for Short Sellers, Activists

    When Genius Sports Ltd. merged with a blank-check company earlier this year, it became part of the the hottest trend on Wall Street this side of meme stocks.  Its deal to combine with the publicly traded DMY Technology Group Inc. II was a relatively easy way for the then-private Genius to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

    www.bloomberg.com

  • August 16 2021

    Investment platform OurCrowd in negotiations for $1 billion SPAC merger

    Going public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) has seen numerous Israeli hi-tech companies hit Wall Street over the past year. Jerusalem-based investment platform OurCrowd looks set to follow in their footsteps, with Calcalist learning that it is in negotiations with a SPAC traded on Nasdaq to go public at a valuation of over $1 billion.

    www.calcalistech.com

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