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Think Tank: SPACs in Retail—What Rapid Expansion Means for Retailers

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What's Inside

Coresight Research’s new Think Tank series delves into the trends and segments that we have identified as presenting growth opportunities in retail in 2021 and beyond. We provide a definitive overview of each topic and its impact on retail.

In this report, we explore what the significant rise in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) means for retail and the opportunities and challenges for private retailers and brand owners seeking to enter the US public market via SPACs.

Click here to read our previous Think Tank report on community group buying.

Contents

What’s the Story?

Why It Matters

SPACs in Retail: A Think Tank

Key Retail Sectors for SPACs

Brands and Retailers Entering Public Markets Through SPACs: 2016 to 2020

Retail-Focused SPAC Activities in the Pipeline for 2021

Private Retailer and Investor Perspectives: Using SPACs To Enter the Public Market 

Key Considerations for Private Retailers Entering the Public Market Via SPACs.

Workings of a SPAC

Investor Perspective: Are SPACs a Good Investment?

Our Insights on the SPAC Boom and Future Prospects

What We Think

Implications for Retailers and Brand Owners

Appendix: SPACs in Retail

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