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SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Tells Commission to Make SPACs Work

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC), is telling the Commission to help SPACs [Special Purposed Acquisition Companies] work – not shut them down by over-regulating. Posted last month, in a letter to Chairman Gary Gensler, the SBCFAC stated:… Read More

SPACs: Plastiq to Become Publicly Traded Firm via Combination with Colonnade Acquisition Corp. II

Plastiq Inc., the B2B payment platform powering the small and midsize business economy, and Colonnade Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: CLAA) a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company,  announced that they have “entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger.” The combined company will “continue… Read More

Goldman Sachs Dials Back on SPACs

SPACs, once red hot topping the traditional IPO market, have dimmed in recent months as the Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new rules that may make the financing vehicle less viable. Today, the most prominent investment bank in the US, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), has… Read More

SPAC Market Cools in 2022, Meanwhile the SEC Has Proposed New Rules that May Undermine SPACs Further

Last year was a big one for the SPAC [special purpose acquisition company] market. Reportedly, 613 SPAC offerings were floated on an exchange easily topping 420 traditional initial public offerings. Since the beginning of 2022, SPAC offerings have slowed to around 62 so far. SPACs… Read More

SEC Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will Discuss SPACs, Climate Disclosure under ESG Push

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee (SBCFAC) has scheduled a meeting to discuss two specific topics: SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and Climate Disclosure. The meeting will take place on Friday, May 6, 2022. According to a statement by… Read More

Fintech Insights Report for Q1 from FT Partners Says It’s Set to be Another Record Year for Fintechs

FT Partners recently shared their Q1 2022 Fintech Insights Report. As noted in the update from FT Partners, it has been a record year for financing in Fintech. The firm is internationally known for its expertise in the Fintech industry. FT Partners has associations with… Read More

SPACs: Global Blockchain Acquisition Corp Submits IPO Application

Blank-check company Global Blockchain Acquisition Corp. has reportedly filed for a $150M initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday (April 20, 2022). The firm’s management noted that they plan to focus its search for an initial business combination on blockchain or DLT-related technology, economy, industries and… Read More

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Dissents on SPAC Proposal as Designed to “Stop SPACs in their Tracks”

  SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has posted a dissenting opinion regarding the rule proposal addressing SPACs. As was previously reported, the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a 372-page proposal for new rules pertaining to Special Purpose Acquisition companies [SPACs]. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler described… Read More

SEC Proposes New Rules Impacting SPACs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a statement proposing new rules impacting Special Purpose Acquisition companies or SPACs. The recent rise in the number of SPACs being utilized to bring a company public with less disclosure than a traditional initial public offering has… Read More

Perspective: Unpacking Venture’s Virtuous Circle

With a new SPAC launched seemingly every day and IPOs popping left and right, it might seem like the public markets are the place to be. Although following that path to liquidity might make sense for some companies, that’s just not the case for most… Read More

SPACs Have Big Year in 2021. What’s Next for 2022?

Doug Ellenoff of Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole Shares Insight into Booming SPAC Market. Special purpose Acquisition Companies or SPACs had a blowout year in 2021.  While the financing vehicle has been around for decades, in recent years SPACs have rocketed in popularity. SPACs are an… Read More

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler Posts Video Slamming SPACs

SPACS, or special purpose acquisition companies, have had a gangbuster year boosting the number of initial public offerings that have taken place. While SPACs have been around for many years, in recent times the vehicles have surged in popularity as a shortened path to take… Read More

SEC Small Business Committee Schedules Meeting, Will Tackle Private Company Investing as Well as IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, September 27. The Committee was created by Congress to support the Commission with advice and recommendations on rules, regulations, and policy matters relating to small businesses, which have been ignored… Read More

SPACs: Singapore Exchange (SGX) Introduces Updated SPAC Listing Guidelines

Singapore Exchange (SGX) recently revealed that they’ve created updated rules that will allow Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to list on its Mainboard “effective 3 September 2021.” Tan Boon Gin, CEO of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo), noted that SGX’s SPAC framework should give firms… Read More

US Fintech Firm Aspiration Partners to Go Public via SPAC Merger

Aspiration Partners Inc., a Marina del Rey-headquartered Fintech firm that provides clients with tools to help with prioritizing sustainability in their spending habits, is set to go public through a merger with a blank check company. As mentioned in a release, the deal with InterPrivate… Read More

SEC Outlines Regulatory Agenda, Exempt Securities Top the List Including Reg D, Accredited Investor Definition

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined its regulatory agenda for the coming months and at the top of the list are exempt securities that include Reg D and perhaps other exemptions such as Reg CF and Reg A+. Of note, is that the… Read More

SEC Chair Gensler Testifies in Front of House Subcommittee, Talks Crypto and SPACs

Gary Gensler, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), testified today in front of the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, part of the Appropriations Committee, where he presented the litany of challenges his agency faces including emerging Fintech issues. The… Read More

SPACs Challenged by House Subcommittee Hearing

On Monday, May 24, the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, part of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled “Going Public: SPACs, Direct Listings, Public Offerings, and the Need for Investor Protections.”  While the title of the hearing addressed… Read More

House Subcommittee Hearing to Tackle SPACs

This coming Monday, May 24th, the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets will hold a hearing entitled Going Public: SPACs, Direct Listings, Public Offerings, and the Need for Investor Protections. The Subcommittee is part of the powerful House Committee on Financial Services… Read More

OurCrowd Updates on Platform Performance: Two Exits Since the Beginning of 2021

OurCrowd is one of the largest securities crowdfunding platforms in the world. Based in Israel, OurCrowd has been recognized by Pitchbook as the most active venture investor in the country with 24 different deals in 2020. OurCrowd provides a pathway for smaller investors to participate… Read More

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