What is a SPAC? The secret of these "blank check companies"
Special purpose acquisition company, synonym of “mountain of cash waiting for a merger”, has become an increasingly popular way for companies to go public. But how do they work, why do we use them, and what are their inherent risks?
Emerging Tech Series: Secretive Palantir is going public
Secretive big data and analytics start-up Palantir, co-founded by Peter Thiel, said late Monday it has confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. Palantir's leaked IPO paperwork gives a look into its secretive business. In this blog post we discuss into more details what could be the biggest tech IPO of the year.
Emerging Tech Series: Airbnb has filed confidential IPO paperwork
What a difference a few months makes! Home-rental company Airbnb Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has confidentially filed for an initial public offering. Airbnb had plans to go public earlier this year, but an IPO was put on hold as the pandemic wreaked havoc on its business. Below we discuss Airbnb key facts and what to watch for ahead of the IPO.
Emerging Tech Series: Canoo plans to go public later this year
Joining the wave of companies chasing Tesla’s success, Electric-vehicle startup Canoo announced yesterday that it will go public at an estimated $2.4 billion valuation later this year. Like some other new entrants, Canoo will use an unusual listing method that avoids a traditional IPO.
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