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Dramatic Rise in SPACs Is Reflection of Market with Surplus Liquidity and Not Enough Assets to Acquire, JPMorgan Exec Explains

JPMorgan Co-President Daniel Pinto recently noted that he doesn’t see another stock market correction “anytime soon,” unless the current situation “changes dramatically.” Pinto also said during his interview with CNBC that Fintech challengers are really good at providing “great client experience.” He acknowledged that they’ve… Read More

SPACs: US Fintech Payoneer Set to Go Public via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company led by Bancorp’s Betsy Cohen

Nearly 300 SPACs are currently seeking deals with $90 billion in available cash. Fintech firm Payoneer is also planning to go public through a SPAC that will reportedly be led by Bancorp founder Betsy Cohen. Payoneer’s management noted that they intend to merge with a… Read More

SPACs: Nearly 300 Special Purpose Acquisition Companies are Currently Seeking Deals with $90B in Available Cash

The hottest or most trendy thing right now in the world of finance are SPACs or special purpose acquisition companies. Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal reportedly has one now, and so does former House Speaker Paul Ryan, and hedge-fund billionaire William Ackman. SPACs have become… Read More

Victor Park Files for Next Fintech Focused SPAC: VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II

Victory Park has returned once again to the SPAC realm seeking another Fintech acquire. According to an S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Victory Park is seeking $225 million in the initial public offering of VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II. VPC II is… Read More

Bakkt to Go Public via SPAC at $2.1 Billion Valuation

Bakkt, is the latest Fintech to become a publicly-traded firm via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC).  Bakkt is the creation of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. Bakkt is a regulated digital asset exchange that also provides… Read More

SoFi to Go Public in $8.65 Billion SPAC Deal with Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social Capital

Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital (NASDAQ:IPOE), has announced that SoFi will go public via a SPAC deal that is worth $8.65 billion via CNBC According to a Tweet by Palihapitiya, his thesis is based on the challenges of incumbent banks and the benefits of Fintech… Read More

Firms Secured More Capital via Stock Market Listings in 2020 than Any Other Year, Except 2007: Report

Firms secured more capital via stock market listings in 2020 than in any other year, except for 2007, as a recovery in equities valuations managed to attract various firms and blank-cheque acquisition vehicles were increasingly used to carry out listings in US markets. The hot… Read More

After Gaining 5 Million New Customers, eToro Preps for IPO on Nasdaq – Report

Digital trading platform eToro may be queuing for an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq according to a recent report. The Fintech is said to be chatting with Goldman Sachs to manage the IPO. Depending on where you are sitting, eToro enables trading in both… Read More

SPAC: SoftBank Group Corp. Is Reportedly Planning to Secure $500 Million via Blank Check Company

SoftBank Group Corp. (TYO: 9984), a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Minato, Tokyo with over $300 billion in assets, is reportedly planning to secure at least $500 million in capital via a blank-check company, according to sources familiar with the matter. The special-purpose… Read More

Fintech Firm Katapult to go Public via Planned Merger with SPAC FinServ, Deal Values Company at $1 Billion

Fintech firm Katapult is planning to go public through a merger with SPAC FinServ. The transaction would value the firm at approximately $1 billion. According to a release, Katapult Holding Inc. is preparing for an IPO after the digital commerce Fintech revealed on December 18,… Read More

OurCrowd Portfolio Company Innoviz Goes Public via $1.4 Billion SPAC

SPACs are hot. We all know that. And now one of OurCrowd’s portfolio companies is going public via a $1.4 billion SPAC. Innoviz, a LiDar startup in the autonomous vehicle tech sector, saw the company acquired in a SPAC deal this past week. Omer Keilaf,… Read More

SPAC PropTech Investment Corporation II Raises Gross Proceeds of $230,000,000 in IPO

PropTech Investment Corporation II (NASDAQ:PTICU) has completed an initial public offering (IPO) of 23,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit, including 3,000,000 units issued for an over-allotment option. The IPO booked gross proceeds of $230,000,000. Each unit consists of one share of the company’s Class A… Read More

More Fintech: SPAC Fintech Acquisition Corp Raises $218 Million

Fintech Acquisition Corp. V (NASDAQ:FTCVU) has completed an initial public offering (IPO) of 21,800,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, for gross proceeds to the Company of $218,000,000. Each unit issued in the offering consists of one share of the Company’s Class A… Read More

SPAC: 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Trades on NASDAQ

10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: VCVCU) has closed its initial public offering of 17,500,000 units at $10 per unit generating gross proceeds of $175,000,000. The units are trading under the ticker on Nasdaq as of November 24, 2020. Each unit consists of one share… Read More

Another Day, Another SPAC: Motive Files for $300 Million IPO for Fintech Focused Blank Check Company

Motive Capital Corp has filed a Form S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, consisting of Class A Ordinary Share of the Company, and one-third of… Read More

SPAC: 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp Trades on Nasdaq, Fintech Companies on the List

Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp traded on the Nasdaq today in an initial public offering of 17,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit for a gross capital raise of $175 million. The units are trading under the ticker… Read More

Former NYSE President Tom Farley, Files for Second SPAC to Acquire a Fintech, Seeks $550 Million

The former NYSE President Tom Farley has filed for a second Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) initial public offering (IPO). Once again, Farley will be gunning for a Fintech, according to a post on Renaissance Capital. Previously, Farley’s Far Peak Acquisition (NYSE: FPAC) closed on the… Read More

Italy’s First Digital Bank illimity Reports a Profit Driven by Robust Lending

Italy’s first digital bank, illimity, is reporting a pre-tax profit for the third quarter of €13.2 million (+31% over the previous quarter) and a net profit of €24 million in the first nine months of 2020. This compares to a loss of €18 million in… Read More

Fintech Acquisition Corp. IV Completes IPO Including Over Allotment, Raises $230 Million

FinTech Acquisition Corp. IV (NASDAQ:FTIVU), a SPAC set up to acquire promising Fintech firms, has completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 23 million shares – including the 3 million over-allotment option. The company generated gross proceeds of $230 million in the offering. Each unit… Read More

SPAC: Mark Schwartz from EY and Fintech Advisor Efi Pylarinou Explain how Special Purpose Acquisition Companies Provide Better Access to Capital

Mark Schwartz, MD at Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC, Equity Capital Markets Advisory, has explained how (special purpose acquisition company) SPAC mergers can help companies with accessing better financing deals or options. Schwartz noted that the growth of SPACs gives private business owners an… Read More

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