SPACs, or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, are an alternative way for private companies to go to market, without having to undertake an IPO. In this pathway, Rupert will explain how SPACs work, how they are different to IPOs and will also take us through a case study.

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3 videos • 32 minutes

  • What is a SPAC?

    This video by Rupert is a brief introduction to SPAC, he begins with introducing SPAC along with the key participants and further takes us through the purpose of a SPAC - and the process of setting one up and executing its strategy.

    Rupert Walford16:13

  • What is the Difference between a SPAC and an IPO?

    In this video, Rupert explains the differences between the SPAC merger route to a public listing and a traditional IPO and analyses the pros and cons - and whether the SPAC merger route does in fact provide a better alternative.

    Rupert Walford09:19

  • A SPAC Case Study

    In the last video of this three part video series, Rupert takes us through a case study of a SPAC called Churchill Capital IV who acquired a private electric automobile company called Lucid.

    Rupert Walford06:46