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A Story on SPACs

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  • Lakicevic, Milan
  • Vulanovic, Milos

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We study characteristics of Specified Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and examine the performance of their securities over time. We find that SPACs represent a fairly unique way to raise capital. The incentives of their founders, underwriters, and investors are interdependent and successful business combinations generally result in significant returns to founders. We also show that different SPAC securities generate different reactions in response to the announcement news regarding their corporate status. While holders of all three securities realize abnormal returns on the announcement day, the strongest reaction is observed among the investors holding warrants, while common stock holders tend to react very mildly. --

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Paper provided by ZBW - German National Library of Economics in its series EconStor Preprints with number 65843.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:esprep:65843

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Keywords: SPACs; Blank Checks; Venture Capital; IPO's; Warrants; Reverse Mergers;

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  1. Brown, Stephen J. & Warner, Jerold B., 1985. "Using daily stock returns : The case of event studies," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 3-31, March.
  2. Gregor Andrade & Mark Mitchell & Erik Stafford, 2001. "New Evidence and Perspectives on Mergers," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 15(2), pages 103-120, Spring.
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Cited by:
  1. Shachmurove, Yochanan & Vulanovic, Milos, 2014. "SPACs with focus on China," MPRA Paper 53550, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Shachmurove, Yochanan & Vulanovic, Milos, 2013. "SPACs in Shipping," MPRA Paper 52520, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Lakicevic, Milan & Shachmurove, Yochanan & Vulanovic, Milos, 2014. "Institutional changes of Specified Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 149-169.
  4. Mirjana Cizmovic & Milan Lakicevic & Milos Vulanovic, 2013. "Unit Ipo'S: A Case Of Specified Purpose Acquisition Companies (Spacs)," Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Economic Laboratory for Transition Research (ELIT), vol. 9(1), pages 45-52.

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