SPACs – A Primer from Global Economics Group and Some Potential Economic Examinations of SPACs and Investment Returns

Global Econ Principals Peter Hickey and Scott Walster, Senior Associate Matt Kennedy, and Matt Cain, Senior Fellow from the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, wrote a white paper on special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”), offering background on SPACs and analyzing their perceived advantages over traditional IPOs and performance statistics, including an interesting analysis of SPAC redemption rates and post-merger returns over the 3 year period from February 2018 to February 2021.

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