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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.
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.
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
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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