Vertex Holdings, a unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, and European asset manager Tikehau Capital are preparing to lodge preliminary prospectuses for blank-check company listings in the city-state as soon as next week, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Singapore buyout firm Novo Tellus Capital Partners is also set to file key documents for an initial public offering of a special purpose acquisition company on the Singapore Exchange, the people said, asking not to be identified as the process is private. The three firms are all working with advisers on the prospectuses, which could pave the way for their respective listings as soon as the end of this year, the people said.

Singapore began allowing blank-check companies to list in September and the three firms submitted their applications shortly afterward, joining the race to be first to list a SPAC in this market.

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