SEC issues warning on celebrity SPACs

Over the next two years, $103 billion in SPAC capital will be on the hunt for acquisition targets. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday notified investors not to invest in a special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, just because a celebrity is involved without naming names.

Competitive mobile game maker Skillz will do a quick IPO at $3.5 billion valuation

Skillz is going public this fall on the New York Stock Exchange through a special public acquisition company (SPAC). This has become a popular way for fast-moving companies to go public without all the hassle of a traditional IPO. SPACs are set up by managers who raise money in a blind shell company, and the investors don’t know what they’re putting their money into.