UK relaxes space listing rules

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulator, has announced

At the end of July, several regulatory exemptions related to

Space to attract more companies to the London Stock Exchange.

key development

includes eliminating the rule suspending the list of

During the Space Acquisition Announcement, One Distinctive Feature That Isn’t

Applies to UK only. until now it was not possible

To buy or sell SPACK shares from the moment of its name

The goal was known. Companies must do “blank check”

However, publish detailed information about the escape target.

Listing suspension.

to be eligible for

New rules, have to include option to withdraw vacancy

fund, to allow investors to exit the entity earlier

acquisition. The vacancy must also be ensured that the money collected

used for proposed acquisitions from investors and

Go through shareholder vote to confirm this.

This rule change gives

Also option to extend the life of the six spot

months, usually limited to two or three years, without spending

by shareholder approval. “extra 6 months

Available only in limited circumstances. it measures

The goal is to allow more time to complete the transaction

When it’s well advanced,” FCA explained.

10. coming into effect from

Next August, these new rules apply only to vehicles whose

Initial inventory exceeds £100 million

(117 million euros). “Our final rules aim to offer more

Flexibility for large spaces, provided they include

Some features that promote the security of

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investors and the proper functioning of our markets”, specified


The regulation of space is forcing the financial authorities of the world to think about this at the moment. Organization

International Securities Commission (Iosco), which brings together more than

Hundred National Regulators Just Created a “Spac Network” on 9 June

To oversee the development of these financial vehicles. This

The network is led by Jean-Paul Servais, Vice President of Iosco and

President of the Belgian Regulatory.

on the old continent,

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recalled in mid-July

Required transparency obligations of spaces in order to

Follow the rules on the prospectus. Esma asked

National regulator to ensure that the spaces exist variously

Potential dilution scenarios following merger or acquisition of

Target, when Space becomes a “general” listed company. Space

This document should also provide a description of the conflict of interest.

Between sponsors on the initiative of the vehicle and investors.

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