Best European PSPC Lists This Year

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Best European PSPC Lists This Year

(Reuters) – IPOs of companies through so-called blank check companies, or SPACs, took U.S. markets by storm last year, but Europe has been slow to embrace the blanket route. listing and initial public offerings (traditional IPOs continue to dominate.

European PSPCs have raised $ 6.6 billion so far this year, according to data from Refinitiv. While this represents an increase of just $ 500 million in 2020, it still only represents about 5% of the value of PSPC offerings made in the United States in 2021.

Here are some of the biggest European PSPC offers this year:

Pegasus Europe

Raised 500 million euros ($ 586 million)

Launched by the richest man in France, Bernard Arnault, and the former CEO of UniCredit Jean Pierre Mustier

Listed in Amsterdam on April 29

Aim to buy a financial services company.


€ 415 million raised

Started by former Commerzbank CEO Martin Blessing

He debuted in Amsterdam on March 26

Aims to acquire a financial services company


400 million euros raised

Launched by British tech investor Ian Osborne

Listed in Amsterdam on May 14

Aims to buy a tech company in Europe

468 SPAC

300 million euros raised

Launched by the German founder of the hedge fund Alexander Kudlich

Listed in Frankfurt on April 30

It will merge with children’s entertainment company Boxine for around a billion euros


300 million euros raised

Launched by Accor, the largest hotel group in Europe

Listed in Paris on June 1

He focuses on acquisitions in the leisure, lifestyle and food sectors.


Launched by German tech investor Klaus Hommels

Raised 275 million euros during its IPO

Listed in Frankfurt on February 22

It merged with German travel tech startup HomeToGo, which went public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on September 22.


Launched by French billionaire François Pinault and banker Matthieu Pigasse

275 million euros raised

Listed in Paris on July 20

Its objective is to acquire a company operating in the entertainment or leisure sectors.


250 million euros raised

The story continues

Launched by Dutch family-owned investment company Infestos

Posted in Amsterdam on February 12

Aims to acquire a European company focused on sustainable development


215 million euros raised

Launched by French businessman Xavier Caitucoli and former investment banker Erik Maris

Listed in Paris on June 22

Its objective is to acquire one or more companies recognized in the energy transition sector and based in Europe.


Raised 165 million euros

Launched by French entrepreneurs Marc Menase, Michael Benabou and Charles-Hubert de Chaudenay

Listed in Paris on June 25

Aims to acquire a technology company

(1 $ = 0,8536 euros)

(Reporting by Anait Miridzhanian; Additional reporting by Pawel Goraj; Editing by David Clarke)

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