Swiss Special Purpose Acquisition Company – Frequently Asked Questions
The number of IPOs in the US more than doubled in 2020 compared to 2019. The reason for this sharp increase can partly be found in the popularity of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). In fact, SPAC IPOs accounted for over 50% of US IPOs in 2020.
SPACs have yet mostly been noted in the US and reached a high increase in recent years, both in terms of deal numbers as well as deal volume. The upward trend for SPAC listings is persisting on an impressively high level. In Q1 2021, the number of SPACs listed in the US has already surpassed the annual record set last year.
In Europe, an increasing interest in establishing more SPAC listings on a European stock exchange is observable. Compared to the US, the number of European SPACs is still low but encounters a steady increase. At the date of this publication, still no SPAC has been listed on a Swiss trading venue. However, the first Swiss companies have already gone public on stock exchanges abroad with foreign SPACs. Against this background, the discussions and speculations about a possible Swiss SPAC listing are growing.
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Fabian SutterPartner Attorney at law, Swiss certified tax expert
Fabian Sutter, attorney at law and Swiss certified tax expert, is a partner in our Zurich office. He focusses on Swiss and international taxation, in particular corporate reorganizations and restructurings, M&A, financing and capital market transactions, transfer pricing, private equity, real estate transactions as well as tax litigation.T: +41434346700 E: [email protected]
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Valérie, attorney at law, is an associate in our Zurich office and she focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and capital market transactions, corporate governance, general corporate law and contractual matters.T: +41434346700 E: [email protected]