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Will a new rulemaking proposal from the SEC slow down the use of blank-cheque companies, which raised a record $162.5bn through 613 IPOs last year?
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The rise of blank cheque companies continued through 2021 before market fatigue and regulatory pushback triggered a fall off.
Blue Owl’s creation follows Altimar shareholder approval and the court’s denial of Sixth Street’s bid to block the deal.
Caution from the SEC, combined with the sheer number of SPACs in market, could prompt sponsors to recut or restructure their economics, the law firm noted in a webinar this week.
PE firms are diversifying away from traditional third-party blind-pool fundraises amid further inflows from long-duration funds, GP stakes, insurance M&A and SPACs.
The SEC has issued guidance on the booming SPAC market, and many believe that more regulation is coming. Will regulators step in before the market shows signs of collapse?
David Layton, Partners Group
David Layton, who will become Partners Group’s sole CEO in July, speaks to PEI about the leadership change, opportunities in the defined contribution market and why SPACs have been ‘overdone’.
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Special purpose acquisition companies are both an opportunity and a threat, interim chief investment officer Dan Bienvenue tells the pension’s investment committee.
European markets are easing the path to public markets to lure more PE funds and their portfolio companies as SPACs become more mainstream.
Special purpose acquisition companies, which are booming, can widen investor access to GP-led deals but there are obstacles to their use in the strategy.

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