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$3bn Ackman Spac shows European ECM way to seize post-Covid opportunities


As investors search for opportunities in the chaos of the Covid-19 crisis, a gigantic special purpose acquisition company (Spac) from celebrated investor Bill Ackman has captured attention in the US. Spacs enable fund managers to raise capital to take minority investments in private companies. In the wake of the pandemic, equity market participants in Europe are wondering whether similar deals will emerge, writes Sam Kerr.

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