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SPAC IPOs in the U.S. 2009-2021

2020 was a record year for SPAC IPOs, even though they had been steadily growing in popularity over the last decade. As of February 2021, SPACs had raised capital in 186 IPOs in the United States in that year alone. A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company with no business operations which is set up for the sole purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering with the goal of buying an existing company.

Number of special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) IPOs in the United States from 2009 to February 2021

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Release date

February 2021


United States

Survey time period

2009 to February 25, 2021

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