The Space sector has seen a record-breaking number of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPACS) deals announced in the first quarter of 2021, worth more than USD7 billion collectively.
In this week's podcast, Mark Yusko – founder, chief investment officer and managing director of Morgan Creek Capital Management – discusses why, in his view, SPACs are now replacing the traditional Series C, D and E rounds, how retail investors could tap into previously 'hard to access' late-stage growth PE with the help of SPAC vehicles, and his take on the viability of the SPAC craze.
Boardroom Alpha, a ratings and analytics platform providing quantitative measurements of public company directors, CEOs and CFOs, has launched an intelligence tool for evaluating the performance of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
Cazoo Holdings Limited (Cazoo), a UK online car retailer, and AJAX I, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), have signed a definitive business combination agreement.
In this week's podcast Private Equity Wire speaks to Sumit Mehta, Managing Director of Arrow Capital, about the growth of SPACs in emerging markets. The podcast looks into the differences between the US ecosystem versus emerging markets and forecasts the challenges that need to be resolved in order to fully leverage the trend globally.
ironSource, an app-focused business platform, is to merge with Thoma Bravo Advantage (TBA), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
IronNet Cybersecurity (IronNet), a cybersecurity specialist backed by private equity investor C5 Capital, is to merge with LGL Systems Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
The latest Autotech M&A market report from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, reveals how two of the three largest autotech transactions during the second half of 2020 were led by “special purpose acquisition companies” (SPACs).