U.S. financial firms push back on SEC bid to rein-in blank check company deals | Reuters

U.S. financial industry groups are pushing to water down a draft Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule aimed at reining-in special purpose acquisition companies or SPACs, arguing it could kill the industry.

The American Securities Association (ASA), the SPAC Association and the CFA Institute are among groups warning that the SEC’s proposed March rule would create too much liability for parties involved in SPAC deals, and as such goes further than traditional initial public offering (IPO) and M&A rules.

Source: U.S. financial firms push back on SEC bid to rein-in blank check company deals | Reuters