SPAC liquidations top $12 billion this year as sponsors grapple with tough market, new buyback tax

A new buyback tax has motivated more and more SPAC sponsors to close up shop before the year-end, adding another headwind to the blank-check space already roiled by a tough market environment.

A total of 27 SPAC deals, worth $12.8 billion, have been liquidated this year, according to data from SPAC Research. Under the new provision in the Inflation Reduction Act, SPAC sponsors could face a 1% exercise tax if they return cash to investors starting in 2023.

Source: SPAC liquidations top $12 billion this year as sponsors grapple with tough market, new buyback tax