Tagged: special purpose acquisition company

Tech focused VC Investments in Europe Remain Strong, SPACs are Hottest Trend, while Chinese Online Lending Crackdown Continues: Report

Finch Capital, a venture capital firm, recently finalized a €150 million fund to invest in Series A and B deals across Europe. The firm with its Amsterdam and London offices currently has €85 million in capital that is ready to deploy for its “Europe III”… 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

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

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

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

King of SPACs: Doug Ellenoff of EGS Discusses the Hot SPAC Market – “Not a Fad”

The law firm of Ellenoff, Grossman, and Schole (EGS) has long been a leading Manhattan firm in the SPAC sector (Special Purpose Acquisition Company). This year, SPACs have boomed, including multiple high profile issuers as well as several Fintech focused SPACs. So how did SPACs… 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

SPAC: Bancorp Founder Betsy Cohen’s New $750 Million Special Purpose Acquisition Company to Acquire Fintech Business

A new shell firm established by an experienced banking executive is expected to go public this coming week. The project’s founders plan to acquire a Fintech company in order to expand operations. The company’s management confirmed that the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) will list… Read More

SPAC: FinServ Announces Close of $250 Million Initial Public Offering

FinServ Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FISRVU)announced on November 5 that it had closed its initial public offering (IPO) of 25,000,000 units, which included 3,000,000 units issued “pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.” The company’s offering was set at $10.00 per unit, which… Read More

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