A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a type of publicly traded investment vehicle that is created specifically to acquire or merge with another company. SPACs are also sometimes called “blank check companies” because they are set up with the sole purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering (IPO) to later identify and merge with an existing private company.
SPAC Wipeout Is Punishing Followers of Chamath Palihapitiya
Just as Chamath Palihapitiya was the face of the SPAC frenzy that gripped financial markets at the start of the year, he is today the face of the bust.
Real Estate’s SPAC Wave Continues
The flexible office giant WeWork is the latest real estate company to use a special purpose acquisition company to go public. The wave of real estate companies turning to SPACs is growing, such as with Cushman & Wakefield, RXR Realty, Simon Property Group, Tishman Speyer, Opendoor, and Matterport, among others.
‘SPACs Attack’ Weekly Recap: Looking Back On 9 Deal Announcements, Rumors And Headline News
It was another busy week for the SPAC market with numerous deal announcements and rumored deals. The market brought down the valuation of many SPACs late in the week.
The 7 Best 2020 SPACs That Could Make You More Money
This year has seen an incredible increase in interest surrounding special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). In fact, many companies have come to the market via this path. These companies do not have operations, but instead exist to raise capital via an initial public offering (IPO) to fund the company they merge with.
Opendoor Technologies to Trade on Nasdaq as “OPEN”
Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. II today announced the pending transfer of the listing of its Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share and redeemable warrants from the New York Stock Exchange to The Nasdaq Global Select Market related to its pending business combination with Opendoor Labs Inc.
Tishman Speyer Launches $300M SPAC to Invest in Proptech
Tishman Speyer has launched a $300 million blank check company that will invest in proptech firms, according to an S1 filed with the SEC Monday.
Social Capital Hedosophia Will Disrupt Real Estate In All The Right Ways
Opendoor’s new SPAC deal is just the next way tech disrupts traditional industries — and profits from it. This time, the target is real estate.
SoftBank Plans To Launch SPAC
Japanese investment conglomerate SoftBank is getting in on the special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, bandwagon, Axios reported Monday.
Clover Health to go public via $3.7 billion deal with Social Capital
U.S. insurance startup Clover Health will go public through a merger with blank-check firm Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp III IPOC.N in a deal valued at $3.7 billion including debt, the company said on Tuesday.
Law firms could make hundreds of millions of dollars on the SPAC boom, as elite firms elbow in on a growing market
SPACs used to be a small segment of the market, but elite law firms have flocked to the sector in…