SPACs and PIPEs as Efficient Tools for Corporate Growth

A SPAC can be understood as an alternative to an IPO, with investors using a large investor, a PIPE, to find out whether the SPAC founder has really chosen a good target or is simply rushing to get a big payoff before investors must be repaid. The PIPE is an expert that gets paid to certify a SPAC, and it is compensated accordingly.

While many sophisticated observers believe that SPAC shareholders receive a bad bargain because their shares are subject to dilution, there is less of an argument to be made for protecting target management from aggressive sponsors. The relevant … Read more