Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

SPACs

Malaysia to review SPACs rules to profit from blockbuster deals

Malaysia launched its first SPAC in 2011 with Hibiscus Petroleum's listing. Asian SPACs have raised US$4.33 billion this year.

SPACs

Hong Kong seen struggling to lure SPACs with strict rulebook

SPACs are empty shells when they go public, raising money with the intention of buying and merging with another company.

SPACs

Singapore may power the SPAC bandwagon

SPACs are an asset class whose time has come.
New Singapore SPAC rules a 'moral suasion' on Grab and Sea: Julius Baer - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

IPO

New Singapore SPAC rules a 'moral suasion' on Grab and Sea: Julius Baer

“We all know that the Singapore market has been left behind and hasn't managed to get any of the listings that it should have."
SGX's latest announcement on SPAC framework welcome: RHB - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

SGX's latest announcement on SPAC framework welcome: RHB

RHB is keeping its “neutral” call as the impact on SGX’s earnings is “difficult to assess currently” following the announcement.
New SPAC rules a go as SGX eyes sweet spot of regional deals - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

IPO

New SPAC rules a go as SGX eyes sweet spot of regional deals

As with any new product introduction, there is a fine line between regulation and over regulation, says SIAS Gerald

Company in the news

PropertyGuru near US$1.8 bil merger with Peter Thiel SPAC

The company scrapped plans for an initial public offering on the Australian stock exchange back in 2019 over valuation concerns.
Grab's Anthony Tan is confident SPAC deal will close by year-end - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

IPO

Grab's Anthony Tan is confident SPAC deal will close by year-end

Grab had postponed its expected merger with Altimeter to 4Q21 as it works on an audit of the past three years.

Disruption and Digitalisation

Why Grab will win the Battle for Asean

Grab aspires to be the Asean super app. It dominates ride-hailing, digital payments and food delivery in Asean.
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