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.
Investors are flooding the video game market with money at a record rate during a pandemic-inspired boom. Some, unfamiliar with the gaming world and eager to follow suit, may be tempted by impressive numbers and projected growth, rather than the core product in which they’re investing.
After more than a decade of buildup, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have exploded and are gaining momentum in the US and beyond.
It seems like December is going to pack an extraordinary amount of movement in the commercial gaming space.
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.
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.