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Podcast series – Inside the SPAC: Q&A with EFIC1

In this podcast series EFIC1 Chief Investment Officer, Ben Davey, talks about its choice to do a SPAC IPO and how to find a suitable business combination.

European Fintech Company 1 (EFIC1) raised EUR 365 million in its Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPO on Amsterdam Euronext in March 2021. Which they aim to invest in a EUR 1 billion Fintech company in Europe, through a business combination, making them one of the biggest SPAC IPOs on Amsterdam Euronext at the moment.

Allen & Overy worked closely with EFIC1 on its SPAC IPO. In this Q&A Amsterdam-based corporate counsel, Sjoerd Buijn and capital markets senior associate Daphne van der Houwen, who both worked with EFIC1 on its IPO, spoke with Ben Davey on why EFIC1 choose a SPAC to raise capital, how it aims to find a suitable business to combine with, and current trends in the SPAC market.

We have turned the Q&A into 4 short podcasts. Listen to the series:


1. Why raise capital through a SPAC? EFIC1 tells us all.

2. Why has Amsterdam Euronext attracted so many SPAC IPOs?

3. Business combinations “de-SPACing”: what do investors look for in a company?

4. Market trends: are SPACs here to stay?

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