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The SPAC Attack, by the Numbers

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

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46%: That’s the share of the $103 billion raised through October 2 in U.S.-listed initial public offerings this year that went to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, according to financial data provider Dealogic.