SPACs have dominated the IPO market with over 300 transactions raising nearly $100 billion year-to-date. And while Wall Street is buzzing with a surge of deal activity, the next big trend in SPACs hasn’t yet hit the mainstream.
Asian exchanges are keen to get in on the boom in “blank-check” company initial public offerings, or SPACs, that has swept the U.S. But the region may not generate the same kind of frenzy.
IDX (Indonesia Stock Exchange) has become the latest Asian bourse to explore allowing SPACs (special purpose acquisition vehicles) to list on its market.
On January 27 and 28, 2021, over 300 participants joined Morrison & Foerster’s webinars on “SPAC 101- Is 2021 the Year of SPACs in Asia?” where Partners Mitchell S. Presser, Justin R. Salon, and Ruomu Li led an in-depth discussion on the growing significance of SPACs and their relevance to the Asian market.