SPAC issuance is no longer a novelty, having gained significant traction in the last few years, and with success stories such as Nikola and DraftKings, and high-profile SPAC sponsors like Bill Ackman, Chamath Palihapitiya and Michael Klein, SPACs are now firmly established as a formidable force and a tried and tested way of raising capital.
The growing importance of ESG standards in corporate life and how digitalisation can improve governance
January 21, 2020
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics have increasingly become a key concern for
corporates and shareholders alike. Companies are no longer content just focusing on operational
performance alone; today’s businesses must also pledge to adhere to the high ESG standards that
shareholders, regulators and the general public have come to expect.
“Crack the SPAC!” – Improving your SPAC capital raising journey
December 08th , 2020
Though SPACs have been around for decades, this type of investment vehicle has recently earned new
popularity as more private companies consider it for their exit strategy, in the context of an otherwise
uncertain traditional IPO market.
We convey our convictions that the neo-investment bank will lie on "Intelligence Augmentation" rather than purely Artificial Intelligence. Technology should roll out an augmented advisory model to promote transparency and a more quantitative approach towards rounds of funding.
“How could technology improve ways private companies raise capital?”
July 28, 2020
In an environment where companies stay private longer and longer and new ways to realize an IPO are developing (such as direct listing and SPAC), we highlight the merits but also the potential limitations of technological breakthroughs applied to capital raisings.