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Matt Levine’s Money Stuff: The Trump SPAC Did a PIPE

Dec. 6, 2021, 5:46 PM

Trump SPAC PIPE

In September, a company called Digital World Acquisition Corp. went public, raising $287.5 million by selling stock to investors at $10 per share. DWAC is a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, a blind pool to find another company to take public. The idea is that the SPAC puts the money it raises into a bank account, finds a private company that wants to go public, and merges with that target company. The target company gets the money in the SPAC’s bank account — $287.5 million or so, in DWAC’s case — and the public shareholders of the SPAC get back ...