Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, have seen their popularity skyrocket in 2020 as an alternative to conventional IPOs during this period of volatility in the markets. The record-breaking number of SPAC transactions has motivated some of the world’s premiere private equity firms and investment banks to launch their own.

Our brief introductory video explains why SPACs are considered the “New IPO” among investors and how they bypass many of the regulatory and financial challenges that companies face when going public through a traditional IPO.