FinAccel, the parent of Kredivo, an AI-enabled digital consumer credit platform in Southeast Asia, and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Victory Park Capital (VPC), have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in FinAccel becoming a publicly traded company with an expected pro forma equity value of approximately USD2.5 billion, assuming no redemptions.
Queen's Gambit Growth Capital (Queen's Gambit), the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by women, is to acquire Swvl, a Dubai-based provider of transformative mass transit and shared mobility solutions, in a deal that will see Swvl becoming a publicly listed company.
Charterhouse Capital Partners-backed Mirion to list on NYSE via combination with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II
Private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners portfolio company Mirion Technologies (Mirion) has entered into a Business Combination Agreement with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (GSAH), which would see the Company list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Quantum-Si Incorporated (QSi), a specialist in next-generation semiconductor chip-based proteomics, has completed its business combination with HighCape Capital Acquisition Corp (HighCape), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by leading healthcare growth equity manager HighCape Capital LP.
Companies hit hard by the pandemic may be attractive targets for SPAC vehicles. In this podcast Private Equity Wire speaks to Nina Kelleher, director at US-based advisory firm EisnerAmper, about some trending themes surrounding SPACs & PE, probing her outlook regarding the growth trajectory of SPACs.
Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon), a digital-first value-based care company, and Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp (Alkuri Global), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Babylon and plans to trade on Nasdaq under the new symbol “BBLN”. The transaction reflects an initial pro forma equity value of approximately USD4.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021.
Katten’s 2021 SPAC Survey, which is based on the results of one poll of 80 investment professionals in March and another of 100 investment professionals in May, has found that investors who participated in at least one SPAC transaction – as either sponsors, investors, advisors or underwriters – say they expect SPAC activity to increase at least through 2022.
&vest, an investment platform founded in 2019 focused on SPACs and private investments, has appointed Bill Hinman as a Partner.
Following the global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, the private capital industry saw a significant build-up of dry powder. Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) provided an outlet for these funds. However, sponsoring firms need to consider several factors to be well-prepared for launching a successful SPAC.
Last year witnessed the meteoric rise of special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deals. But, as regulators take a closer look at this development and fewer deal-ready companies are available for acquisition, the industry could see a slow-down in momentum.