The Healthcare SPAC Market

The Healthcare SPAC Market

For the past two years, the healthcare M&A market has seen a surge of deals involving SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies created solely as a vehicle for emerging companies to go public. These deals, called a de-SPAC transaction, seem to be surfacing once a week in the healthcare market, a trend not unique to this industry either. Here’s how they start: a sponsor company or investor, sometimes a private equity firm or investment firm, creates a public shell company and then raises funds and capital, called a private investment in public equity, or PIPE, under the idea that it will use those funds to find a target private company. Investors can buy into the PIPE at a low... Read More »