Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today introduced the Sponsor Promote and Compensation (SPAC) Act, which would provide greater transparency for investors involved with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), also known as blank-check companies.
QuantumScape is announcing that as a result of recent guidance provided by the SEC on April 12, 2021 regarding the accounting and reporting of warrants issued by SPACs, it will restate its consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 to change the accounting treatment of its public and private placement warrants.
The explosive growth in special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, presents opportunities for the directors and officers liability insurance market, but insurers are approaching the issue cautiously.
U.S. Bank is rolling out new solutions for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), including segregated trust accounts for SPAC proceeds, statements and secure reporting of activity, and more, according to a press release.
The U.S. securities regulator is considering new guidance to rein in growth projections made by listed blank-check companies, and clarify when they qualify for certain legal protections, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions.
The recent statement by the Staff of the SEC (the Staff Statement) will likely impact almost every SPAC or post-de-SPAC entity with warrants in its structure
An SEC warning about SPAC accounting errors has not only chilled the red-hot market but triggered the first of what could be a flood of financial restatements by the popular blank-check companies.
SPAC mania has come to a screeching halt. Just last month, special purpose acquisition companies celebrated a head-turning milestone by breaking their 2020 issuance record in just three-month’s time.
But the burger brand said its delay in filing its 10-K form is due to new reporting requirements for SPACs and that it will get its paperwork in on time.
Securities and Exchange Commission concerns over forward-looking disclosures in special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deals make it important for CFOs keep a tight rein on their financial forecasts, a securities law specialist says.
The SEC’s recent guidance on special purpose acquisition companies has had a “chilling” effect on the market, the firms say.
Brilliant Acquisition Corporation announced today that, as the result of the SEC’s recent guidance, released on April 12, 2021 relating to the accounting treatment of certain warrants issued in connection with SPAC issuers, that the Company is conducting an analysis of the effect of the SEC’s guidance (if any) on the accounting treatment of its warrants.
The SPAC market has cooled considerably in recent weeks, with companies that went public by merging with a blank-check entity trading well off their highs, and a growing number of regulatory hurdles emerging for an investment strategy that often dominated financial news headlines in 2020.
McDermott Will & Emery partners Tom Conaghan and Carl Fleming and Nicole Neeman Brady, CEO and director of the renewable energy SPAC, Sustainable Development Acquisition I Corp, discussed the rise of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), the opportunities they present in renewable energy and in the transition to green infrastructure and the complex legal and business challenges these vehicles present.
Some special-purpose acquisition companies have improperly accounted for warrants sold or given to investors, securities regulators said Monday, stepping up scrutiny of the popular vehicles.
In a recent statement, Acting Chief Accountant Paul Munter highlighted a number of important financial reporting considerations for SPACs.
Grab’s decision to opt for an SPAC listing rather than an IPO may seem strange to some, but it is a timely and strategic move, says Li Jianggan.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has a fresh warning for the booming SPAC market: Blank-check companies aren’t an end-around to avoid disclosing key information to investors.
In recent years, we have seen significant market developments and innovation in our capital markets, with a variety of structures being utilized to raise capital and facilitate taking private companies public.
The shell companies that many private firms use to go public on the country’s stock exchanges have been all the rage on Wall Street for more than a year.