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SPACs: An Alternative Wav to Access the Public Markets

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    Lost amidst the news of the real estate crisis, soaring oil prices, undercapitalized banks, and falling stock prices is a trend that has been quietly building in the U.S. capital markets. Instead of doing traditional IPOs, companies are increasingly going public by merging with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, commonly known as SPACs. Copyright (c) 2008 Morgan Stanley.

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    Article provided by Morgan Stanley in its journal Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 68-75

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:20:y:2008:i:3:p:68-75

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    Cited by:
    1. Lakicevic, Milan & Shachmurove, Yochanan & Vulanovic, Milos, 2013. "Institutional changes of SPACs," MPRA Paper 44181, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Shachmurove, Yochanan & Vulanovic, Milos, 2014. "SPACs with focus on China," MPRA Paper 53550, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Shachmurove, Yochanan & Vulanovic, Milos, 2013. "SPACs in Shipping," EconStor Preprints 88633, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
    4. C├ęcile Carpentier & Douglas Cumming & Jean-Marc Suret, 2009. "The Value of Capital Market Regulation: IPOs versus Reverse Mergers," CIRANO Working Papers 2009s-06, CIRANO.

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