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.
Singapore Exchange Consults on Proposed Listing Framework for SPACs
The proposal covers broad admission criteria; conditions for founding shareholders, the management team, and controlling shareholders; and business combination requirements.
Grab’s SPAC adventure tells bigger tale of our FOMO times
Even the least sentimental of investors must be heartened by Grab’s journey from Kuala Lumpur garage to $40 billion sensation drawing global attention to Southeast Asia.
Fervor Eases as Record SPAC Deal Gets Ho-Hum Response
Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber is set to nab the record for biggest deal in the SPAC world, yet traders are holding their applause.
Grab, the Leading Superapp for Deliveries, Mobility and Financial Services in Southeast Asia, Plans to Go Public in Partnership with Altimeter
Grab Holdings Inc. (“Grab”), Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, today announced it intends to go public in the U.S. in partnership with Altimeter Growth Corp. (Nasdaq: “AGC”) in what is expected to be the largest-ever U.S. equity offering by a Southeast Asian company.
What’s behind Grab’s reported SPAC listing
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.
SPAC Bubble Fears Lead Hong Kong, Singapore Down Cautious Path
Hong Kong and Singapore are trying to get in on the boom in blank check company listings, while safeguarding investors from what some say is a bubble about to burst.
Singapore Joins Asia’s SPAC Race But Investors Flock To US
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.
Okada Manila Reviewing Several SPAC Offers, Says Universal Entertainment
Universal Entertainment Group is looking to bring its Okada Manila gaming business to a US equity exchange via merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Not surprisingly, demand for that deal is strong among blank-check firms.
Southeast Asia’s Grab Mulls Public Filing In US Via SPAC
Southeast Asian delivery startup Grab Holdings Inc. is considering a public filing in the U.S. through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Bloomberg reported on Wednesday (March 10) citing sources.
Indonesia Stock Exchange Considers Allowing SPAC Listings
IDX (Indonesia Stock Exchange) has become the latest Asian bourse to explore allowing SPACs (special purpose acquisition vehicles) to list on its market.
Asia’s Ultra-Rich Are Piling Investments Into Blank-Check Firms
Asia’s richest families and individuals are jumping on the SPAC wagon, investing in the blank-check companies that have taken global markets by storm.
Grofers reportedly mulling a merger with US-based Cantor Fitzgerald’s SPAC for Nasdaq listing
SoftBank-backed e-grocer Grofers may become the first Indian startup to go public through a merger with a SPAC.
Internet Entrepreneur Patrick Grove Files for $250 Million SPAC
Patrick Grove, a serial entrepreneur in Southeast Asia who runs internet-focused investment company Catcha Group, is the latest figure to seek capital through a blank-check firm.
Analysis: New blank-check firms arm up for Asian unicorn hunt
A new fundraising frenzy that swept Wall Street this year looks set to take hold in Asia with more than a dozen special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, on the hunt for fast-growing technology firms that are ready to go public.