A Special Purpose Acquistion Company, or a SPAC, is a company that was not an actual company at the time of the IPO (‘blank check company‘). The purpose of the founders of a SPAC, called “sponsors”, is to raise capital through an issuance of shares and warrants that are listed on a stock exchange, called “units” combined. One or more acquisitions of existing companies are then made with that capital, which are also referred to as ‘business combinations‘. It will often concern a (substantial) minority interest in a target.

SPACs have been around for decades and have become a significant part of the Capital Markets in the Netherlands since the summer of 2020, alongside IPOs and bond issues.

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