SPACs are on fire. Scholars and commentators have pointed out  the flaws of SPACs, including the various agency problems they generate (Klausner 2021), and their utilization by sophisticated investors to take advantage of unsophisticated investors (Spamann, 2021). These claims are supported by the under-performance of SPACs relative to market benchmarks, which reached a negative gap of 15 percent during 2021 (Randewich, 2021).

In a new essay, we suggest a modification to the SPAC that would enable its transformation from an investment vehicle that disrupts capital markets to one that may enhance their integrity … Read more