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Book launch - Mergers, Acquisitions and International Financial Regulation: Analysing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

Book launch Mergers, Acquisitions and International Financial Regulation

Video date

Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Video speaker(s)

Dr Daniele D'Alvia, Associate Research Fellow (IALS). Teaching Fellow at QMUL and module convenor at Birkbeck

Professor Paul Davies QC (hon) (Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford)

Professor Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera (Associate Professor at Externado de Colombia University)


By the end of 2020, more than 240 Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) were listed in the US (on NASDAQ or NYSE) raising a record $83 billion. The momentum carried over into 2021, with over $100 billion raised via more than 400 SPACs mainly on Wall Street, where SPACs make up two-thirds of all IPOs. This book tackles those questions and more. It is the first book to analyse the use of SPACs from a theoretical and practical perspective, and will be relevant to academics as well as policymakers, international financial regulators, corporate finance lawyers and the financial industry more widely. 

Tags: Centre for Financial Law, Regulation & Compliance (FinReg); Book Launch

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