Benefits to Partnering with a SPAC to Become Public

6- Benefits to partnering with SPAC


ActiveAllocator Research ; After examining 18 Blank Check Company transactions we conclude that there are significant benefits to using the SPAC route to go public. These include a quicker and easier route to becoming a publicly-traded company compared to a traditional IPO. Also these often have greater ability to achieve higher cash monetization upfront, relative to an IPO or a spin-off, given their flexible transaction structure. Sellers are motivated for they can choose stock or cash as consideration. Valuations are easier to arrive at. Often, limited float provides favorable demand / supply balance to support trading and valuation, the usage of leverage tends to be lower and there are positive implications for tax efficiency.

Author: Sameer_Jain

Partner. Sameer Jain is founder of FinTech, the world’s first portal that seamlessly integrates traditional, illiquid and alternative investments within portfolios. Prior to this he was Chief Economist & Managing Director at AR Capital. Before that he headed Investment Content & Strategy at UBS Alternative Investments. At UBS, he served as a non-voting member of the Wealth Management Research investment committee, and as a capital allocator was responsible for all illiquid investing including fund manager selection and due diligence across the platform. Prior to UBS he headed product development & investment research at Citigroup Alternative Investments that managed over $75 billion of alternative investments across hedge funds, managed futures, private equity, credit structures, infrastructure and real estate. Here he led a team that developed proprietary models for portfolio strategy and asset allocation with alternative investments, provided investment support and research to pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments as well as internal clients including Citi Private Bank. Before this he was with Cambridge Alternative Investments and SunGard (System Access) where he travelled to over 80 countries for work across Europe, Asia, Middle-East and Africa. He has written over 30 academic and practitioner articles on alternative investments with thousands of downloads at SSRN, presented at over a hundred industry conferences and has coauthored a book, Active Equity Management. Mr. Jain has multiple degrees in engineering, management, public administration and policy and is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He is a recipient of the Alfred Sloan Fellowship and subsequently was a Fellow of Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for a year. He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

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