Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148304
Authors: 
Vulanovic, Milos
Year of Publication: 
2016
Abstract: 
This paper studies how institutional characteristics of Specified Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are related to their post-merger survival. SPACs are unique financial firms that conduct the IPO with the solely purpose to use the proceeds to acquire another private company. Paper finds that institutional characteristics of SPACs are important in determining post-merger outcomes of new company, specifically when it comes to their suvival/failure. Namely, increases in pre-merger commitment by SPAC stakeholders and initial positive market performance increase post-merger survival likelihood. On the contrary, mergers with higher transaction costs and focused on foreign companies exhibit increased failure likelihood.
Subjects: 
Blank checks
Initial public offering
IPO survival
M&A
SPACs
Specified purpose acquisition companies
JEL: 
G12
G14
G24
G30
G32
G34
Document Type: 
Preprint

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