People moves for week ending June 9

Investors The C$402 billion ($298 billion) Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) hired Yana Watson Kakar as managing director and head of Americas in New York, where she will oversee the pension fund’s offices in Mexico and Brazil. ...

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Could 2022 be the year of the de-SPAC?

One issue the SPAC boom has recently raised is whether in the U.S. the de-SPACings (the closing of particular mergers between SPACs and their targets) are keeping up. After all, if an exit doesn’t work, the entrance into a transactional ...

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Ex-Credit Suisse exec joins social impact SPAC

Dana Barsky has joined The Growth for Good Acquisition Corporation, a newly formed "blank check company" focused on investing in firms that boast strong ESG/social impact aims. She joins as president and a board member for the SPAC, which raised ...

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SPACs force rapid evolution in fund administration

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have become an increasingly popular and effective alternative to the traditional IPO for privately held companies to go public. With this increased popularity of SPACs, administrators have had to evolve to include admin services for ...

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SPACs revamp PE exits, alts landscape

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, have been around in different forms for a long time, but their impact is still being weighed in the alternative investment world. After decades hanging out in the squirrelly corners of penny stocks and ...

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