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May 11, 2020

Why Spacs need an ‘aggressive’ IR strategy: Ticker 116

Last year, Spacs grew to comprise a quarter of the US IPO market

This episode of The Ticker podcast comes to you from the Citadel Securities trading post on the floor of the NYSE. 

IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette talks with Phil Denning, a partner at ICR, about the growth of special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs), which last year recorded 59 IPOs in the US. They discuss how regulatory changes led to a booming Spac market and why companies require an ‘aggressive’ approach to IR as they transition out of the Spac structure. 

Listen to the podcast recording below >

In this podcast, you’ll hear about:   
– Why the Spac market has grown strongly
– The different stages of a Spac transaction
– How the investor base shifts during the process 
– The importance of IR when companies de-Spac

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