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:
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
EUROPEAN GROWTH OF HEDOSOPHY
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
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
ACCOR ACQUISITION COMPANY
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.
ESG INVESTMENTS ESG
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)