Lakestar boosts Europe’s nascent Spac scene

By Aidan Gregory
22 Feb 2021

Shares in Lakestar Spac I, a new special purpose acquisition company backed by German venture capitalist Klaus Hommels, have surged by more than 11% in the aftermarket after they began trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday.

Spacs have a chequered history in Europe, but the investor reception for the asset class in the region is improving, after a $100bn boom of Spac IPOs in the US over the past 12 months.

Shares in Lakestar were trading at €11.15 by the late morning in Frankfurt ...

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