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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Briefings

SPACs in Europe

26 February 2021

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have gained increasing attention over the past year, largely due to the recent surge of SPAC offerings in the United States. While SPACs have been a less common means of capital markets financing and listing in Europe, a number of recent and anticipated offerings by SPACs indicate that this may be changing. This client briefing provides a high-level overview of common SPAC features, key considerations for SPACs in Europe as well as issues raised in offerings by SPACs to qualified institutional buyers in the United States.

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