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SPAC Filings From Last Week Include Seasoned Investors, Sports Team Owners

As we’ve noted before, 2020 is the year of the SPAC. Newly formed blank-check companies are filing documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission every day, and it’s hard to keep track of which high-profile executives are forming SPACs. So we thought we’d take a look back each week to track how many new SPACs are coming together. Here’s last week’s group, with professional sports team owners, seasoned investors and entertainment figures.

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Conx Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Charles Ergen, co-founder of DISH
    • Jason Kiser, treasurer of DISH

Duddell Street Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Manoj Jain, co-founder of Maso Capital
    • Sohit Khurana, co-founder of Maso Capital

Helix Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Bihua Chen, founder of Cormorant
    • Jay Scollins, CFO and COO of Cormorant

Kins Technology Group

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Khurram Sheikh, former SiBEAM CEO, current CEO of advisory firm Aijaad
    • Hassan Ahmed, former CEO of Affirmed Networks

Sarissa Capital Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2020
  • Key Names:

Northern Star Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Joanna Coles, former chief content officer at Hearst Magazines and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, producer of The Bold Type
    • Jonathan J. Ledecky, co-owner of NHL’s New York Islanders

SCP & Co. Healthcare Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Scott Feuer, CEO of SCP & Co.
    • Bryan Crino, president of SCP&Co.

Horizon Acquisition Corp II

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 29, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Todd Boehly, CEO of Eldridge Industries and an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Sparks
    • Asif Satchu, co-CEO of production company MRC (the production company behind of House of Cards and Ozark)
    • Mordecai Wiczyk, co-CEO of production company MRC

Spartacus Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: September 28, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Peter Aquino, former CEO of RCN, Primus Telecommunications, and Internap
    • Igor Volshteyn, interim COO and president of CCUR Holdings

Turmeric Acquisition Corp.

  • S-1Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Luke Evnin, co-founder of MPM Capital
    • Todd Foley, a managing director MPM Capital

EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp II

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, operating partner at IBIS Capital
    • Charles McIntyre, CEO of IBIS Capital

H.I.G Acquistion Corp.

  • S-1 Filing Date: Sept. 28, 2020
  • Key Names:
    • Brian Schwartz, co-president of H.I.G. Capital
    • Rob Wolfson, executive managing director and head of the H.I.G. Capital Advantage Buyout Fund

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