Golden Falcon SPAC to swoop on European fintech opportunities

Makram Azar, Golden Falcon

Golden Falcon, a SPAC focused on tech, media, telecoms and fintech companies primarily headquartered in Europe and led by Makram Azar (pictured), former chairman of Banking EMEA at Barclays, priced its NYSE IPO at USD300m on 18 December.

In this podcast, Private Equity Wire's editor Karin Wasteson speaks to Golden Falcon's CEO Makram Azar and chairman Scott Freidheim about why SPACs are growing in popularity, some interesting trends they are seeing in this space, and what makes Europe the chosen target.