SPAC vs IPO. What are the main differences and how to decide which is best for an asset company?
An initial public offering (IPO) involves a firm that has a history of operations, as well as a business and assets that generate income. An IPO also entails a long book-building and underwriting procedure by investment banks and other intermediaries, which can take anywhere from 9 to 12 months or longer to complete.
A SPAC eliminates the preceding prerequisites and may be completed in 3 to 6 months (this timeframe related to the time it takes for the SPAC to be listed and does not cover the acquisition of a business for the purposes of a business combination).
Therefore, a SPAC allows the SPAC listee:
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