Spacs, or special purpose acquisition companies, were all the rage at the start of the pandemic. These shell companies raise cash by listing on the stock market, and then seeka merger with a private company. This created a novel way for companies to list on the stock market without having to go through the traditional initial public offering process.

Now, Spacs are floundering. The FT’s Ortenca Aliaj talks with guest host Jess Smith about how the Spacinvestment boom collided with rising interest rates and regulatory threats, and ultimately went bust.

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Spac boom dies as wary investors retreat

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