Factbox-Major European SPAC listings this year

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<div> <p> – Company flotations via so-called blank cheque firms, or <span class="caps">SPAC</span>s, took U.S. markets by storm last year but Europe has been slow to embrace the way to list and traditional initial public offerings (<span class="caps">IPO</span>s) still dominate.</p> <p>European <span class="caps">SPAC</span>s have raised $6.6 billion so far this year, according to Refinitiv data. While that’s up from just $500 million in 2020 it’s still only about 5% of the value of the <span class="caps">SPAC</span> deals done in the United States in 2021.</p> <p>Here are some of the larger European <span class="caps">SPAC</span> deals this year:</p> <p><span class="caps">PEGASUS</span> <span class="caps">EUROPE</span></p> <p>Raised 500 million euros ($586 million)</p> <p>Launched by France’s richest man Bernard Arnault and former UniCredit Chief Executive Jean Pierre Mustier</p> <p>Listed in Amsterdam on April 29</p> <p>Aims to buy a financial services company </p> <p>EFIC1 </p> <p>Raised 415 million euros</p> <p>Launched by former Commerzbank chief executive Martin Blessing</p> <p>Debuted in Amsterdam on March 26</p> <p>Aims to acquire a financial services company</p> <p><span class="caps">HEDOSOPHIA</span> <span class="caps">EUROPEAN</span> <span class="caps">GROWTH</span></p> <p>Raised 400 million euros</p> <p>Launched by British technology investor Ian Osborne</p> <p>Listed in Amsterdam on May 14</p> <p>Aims to buying a technology company in Europe</p> <p>468 <span class="caps">SPAC</span></p> <p>Raised 300 million euros </p> <p>Launched by German venture fund founder Alexander Kudlich</p> <p>Listed in Frankfurt on April 30</p> <p>To merge with children’s entertainment firm Boxine for about 1 billion euros</p> <p><span class="caps">ACCOR</span> <span class="caps">ACQUISITION</span> <span class="caps">COMPANY</span></p> <p>Raised 300 million euros </p> <p>Launched by Europe’s biggest hotel group Accor</p> <p>Listed in Paris on June 1</p> <p>Targets acquisitions in the leisure, lifestyle and food sectors</p> <p><span class="caps">LAKESTAR</span></p> <p>Launched by German tech investor Klaus Hommels</p> <p>Raised 275 million euros in its <span class="caps">IPO</span></p> <p>Listed in Frankfurt on Feb. 22</p> <p>Merged with German travel tech startup HomeToGo which started trading on the Frankfurt stock market on Sept. 22.</p> <p>I2PO </p> <p>Launched by French billionaire Francois Pinault and banker Matthieu Pigasse</p> <p>Raised 275 million euros </p> <p>Listed in Paris on July 20</p> <p>Aims to acquire a company operating in the entertainment or leisure sectors</p> <p><span class="caps">ESG</span> <span class="caps">CORE</span> <span class="caps">INVESTMENTS</span></p> <p>Raised 250 million euros</p> <p>Launched by Dutch family-owned investment firm Infestos</p> <p>Listed in Amsterdam on Feb. 12</p> <p>Aims to acquire a European company focused on sustainable development</p> <p><span class="caps">TRANSITION</span></p> <p>Raised 215 million euros</p> <p>Launched by French businessman Xavier Caitucoli and former investment banker Erik Maris</p> <p>Listed in Paris on June 22 </p> <p>Aims to acquire one or more firms recognised in the energy transition sector and headquartered in Europe </p> <p><span class="caps">DEE</span> <span class="caps">TECH</span></p> <p>Raised 165 million euros</p> <p>Launched by French businessmen Marc Menase, Michael Benabou and Charles-Hubert de Chaudenay</p> <p>Listed in Paris on June 25</p> <p>Aims to acquire a technology company</p> <p>($1 = 0.8536 euros)</p> <p/> </div>