The increasing popularity of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) can be attributed largely to the notion that all parties involved benefit from the transactions. Investors expect SPACs to deliver speedy returns, while companies prefer them as a quick means to go public. However, these benefits come with the risk of rushing proper due diligence processes in order to conform to a SPAC’s aggressive two-year timeline.

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Investors wishing to take advantage of SPACs face two very important decision points: the decision to invest initially in the SPAC and the decision to stay with the business combination once it is announced.

Julie Copeland and Sarah Keeling explain what SPAC investors should watch for.

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Julie Copeland

Julie Copeland, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings over 20 years of experience advising the world’s largest financial institutions on anti-money laundering (AML) controls; issues related to economic sanctions, anti-bribery and […]

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Sarah Keeling

Sarah Keeling

Sarah Keeling, a Partner with StoneTurn, is a former senior British government official with more than 20 years of experience in national security and intelligence matters in the U.K. and […]

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