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SPACs in US Retail Outlook: Opportunities Remain Despite Challenging Environment

Coresight Research

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We analyze the outlook for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in a challenging economic environment. We expect the attractiveness of retail companies as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) targets to remain in 2023 and beyond.

Data in this report include:

  • US SPACs: IPO/merger counts and IPO values from 2017 to 2022 YTD as of September 30, 2022
  • Retail-focused SPAC merger transactions by target industry, January 1–September 30, 2022
  • Retail-focused post-merger US SPAC performance, 2022 YTD as of September 30, 2022
  • Active and pre-IPO SPACs targeting retail industries in the US, as of October 10, 2022

Companies mentioned in this report include: Adidas, Estée Lauder, Freightos, Hypebeast, Lanvin Group, Macy’s, NIKE, Perfect Corp., Plastiq, Provident Acquisition Corp.,

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