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Market Standards: Trends in De-SPAC Terminations

January 03, 2023

Now that the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) boom has subsided, more than 500 SPACs are actively seeking private acquisition targets for de-SPAC transactions before the expiration of business combination deadlines. At the same time, supply chain issues, inflation, acts of war and political conflict, heightened regulatory scrutiny, and increased SPAC litigation have all impacted SPAC market conditions. The number of terminations of announced de-SPAC transactions indicates that the SPAC market is reactive to the changes and uncertainties in market conditions.  

According to Market Standards, out of 219 de-SPAC transactions announced between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022:

Of the 29 terminated deals, nearly half of those were terminated in Q1 2022 due to market conditions, and it is anticipated that many of the 105 pending deals will reach their outside date or be terminated by mutual agreement due to market conditions (see these transactions in in Market Standards). Note: Market Standards is continuously updated. As a result, deal numbers may have changed since the publication of this newsletter.

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