It is that time of year when we try to predict what stocks will perform the best in the 12 months ahead. While this isn’t my preferred way to approach the market (and others agree with me), it is helpful to identify stocks with strong potential to put on your watch list and aggressively trade as technical conditions develop.
Billionaire banker Ken Moelis’ new special purpose acquisition company may target sports betting or media, among a wide swath of potential areas the blank check firm mentions in its prospectus filed with the SEC today.
Crucible Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CRU.U), a special-purpose acquisition company based in Boulder with backing from Foundry Group executives, has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange as it awaits a buyer.
SPACs also known as blank check vehicles, have raised a record $82.1 billion in 2020 as of Dec. 24 — a sixfold increase from last year’s record high, according to data from Dealogic. Throughout the year, these companies have been busy in the cannabis, green technology, and sports-betting arenas, scooping up corporations like DraftKings and Nikola.
The new year is expected to be a mergers and acquisitions bonanza as deal makers attempt to put the pandemic behind them, meaning attorneys must be on top of trends like the continued use of special purpose acquisition companies and an anticipated increase in distressed M&A.
Following an explosive finish for the initial public offerings market in 2020, capital markets lawyers are expecting that momentum to carry into the new year independent of the pandemic and changes in the presidential administration.
Peer-to-peer car rental company Turo plans go public in 2021, according to a Jan. 1 interview in the Wall Street Journal with Turo CEO Andre Haddad.
SPACs were one of the hottest investment stories of 2020 and look to continue that momentum into 2021. Here are 10 SPACs and former SPACs that could outperform for investors in 2021.