Many people are excited about the rise of SPACs. This is a new form of public company that is looking to change investing for the better. In this blog post, we will discuss how companies should go about fundraising and why SPACs can be good for your portfolio.

SPAC means Special Purpose Acquisition Company. It is a company that has been created to buy other companies, but will not be around for very long. Prior to an IPO, a company is considered a private company, usually with a small number of investors (founders, friends, family, and business investors such as venture capitalists or angel investors). If a SPAC is not required to provide shareholders with a proxy or information statement (for example, when a SPAC is not required to obtain shareholder approval of the transaction), you will receive a tender offer statement that contains information about the target business and your redemption rights.

Once the special purpose acquisition companies management team and the shareholders of the acquisition target company have agreed on the conditions of the acquisition and the merger of the target company into the SPAC, the SPAC shareholders need to approve the envisaged acquisition.

Since the SPAC is only a shell company, the founders become the selling point when sourcing funds from investors.

There are many benefits to SPACs and they can offer some great opportunities in the marketplace.

Some of these advantages include:

-Low cost financing

-Favorable capital gains tax rates

What is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company and how does it work?

Europe has been slow to catch on to the boom in blank check companies. We see oversaturation in the United States but not in Europe.

European sponsors have previously been more inclined to list their SPACs in the US than domestically. Recent examples include German investor Rocket Internet, which launched Rocket Internet Growth Opportunities in March, and former Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, who co-founded Freedom Acquisition I Corp.

SPACs would look for EBITDA-positive companies. Since 2020, things seem to have become more flexible.

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