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Why founders in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere are leveraging SPACs to take their companies public

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Number Crunch

Blank-check companies are running out of viable companies to acquire

An illustration featuring the Number Crunch logo next to the text “370: The number of SPACs, or blank-check companies, that are actively looking for a target company to merge with and take public. Source: CNBC” over a background of a blank check.


Money Talks

A boom in blank-check IPOs is setting off alarms, but they solve a very real problem for some companies

A graph trending upwards with a giant bubble floating beneath the arrow and pushing it up
Illustration: Pablo Delcan


Number of the Day

Everyone’s favorite new route to going public is having quite a year

Marker # of the Day: 46% — The share of the $103 billion raised in IPOs this year that went to SPACs. Source: Dealogic
Photo illustration, source: Michael Raines/Moment/Getty Images


The traditional route to going public is too slow for companies that want to cash in on hype

Image: John Lund/Photodisc/Getty Images

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