SPAC Transactions in Cannabis: What’s a SPAC

Since 2018, there have been millions of dollars raised in cannabis-focused special purchase acquisition companies, or “SPACs”. A SPAC is effectively a “blank check” company with no operating history or assets. A SPAC is formed for the purposes of raising capital in an initial public offering (IPO) and using that capital to acquire an existing business and take such business public in what is referred to as “de-SPAC” merger transaction.

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