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Is a SPAC the right route for your organization?


More and more businesses have been turning to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) to go public as an alternative to a direct listing or IPO. SPACs, sometimes called blank-check companies, are created specifically for the purpose of such transactions. Once seen as a last-resort option for going public, SPACs have grown in popularity in recent years. Leaders in high-growth industries may want to learn more about this method, especially given the strong showing SPACs have made during this year’s recession.

There are a range of factors business leaders should consider when deciding whether a SPAC is the right route for their organization, including timing and capital implications. SPACs typically have about 18–24 months to identify and complete a transaction. 

Learn more in the video linked below, in which RSM partner and national capital markets leader Steven Edwards talks to DraftKings board member Steve Murray about why DraftKings decided to go public via a SPAC in 2020.

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