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DEFINITION: A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a corporation formed by private individuals to facilitate investment through an initial public offering (IPO). The proceeds are used to buy one or more existing companies.When money is raised by an IPO for a SPAC, the funds are placed into a trust until the purchase is made or a predetermined period of time elapses. If the transaction and associated legal  … 
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IPO White Papers (View All Report Types)
Preparing to Go Public: An€“ IPO Readiness Best Practice Guide
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Preparing for an IPO must be well thought out and skillfully managed. While the preparation process for an IPO is lengthy and complex, touching nearly all aspects of your business, you can access this white paper now for 4 modern finance best practices for IPO readiness to help you in your journey
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2015

Oracle Corporation

3 Ways to Accelerate and Improve the Financial Close Process
sponsored by OnBase by Hyland
WHITE PAPER: Financial close management solutions provide real-time, centralized access to financial information, resulting in a faster, and more accurate and less labor-intensive process. Read on to learn how this strategy can accelerate your financial reporting.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

OnBase by Hyland

Extending Planning & Forecasting with Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current state of analytics in today's accounting systems, and ventures to find ways to enhance and strengthen this foundation. Learn how automation can help support accounting systems.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 07 May 2013


As Technology Transforms Financial Services, Who Will Triumph?
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This e-book highlights several crucial discussions on the future of financial services organizations. Read on to learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting banking, as well as how to deliver real-time service and accommodate consumer mobility.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2015


IBM Flexible IT Work Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM Flexible IT Work Environment solutions, employees can communicate with key individuals, groups or departments using consistent Web interfaces.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008


Oracle Business Brief: Controlling Costs with Flexible Processes
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this business brief to learn how your growing business can: lower costs by enabling process flexibility, improve process flexibility by cutting costs, use process flexibility to control costs across your entire organization, and to continuously keep your costs under control.
Posted: 25 Feb 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

Oracle Corporation

OMERS boosts efficiency and tightens financial controls
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this fascinating case study to learn how implementing expert solutions for financial reporting, planning, and forecasting greatly helped OMERS improve processes and overall efficiency.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013


Realize positive ROI on your SOA investments
sponsored by Vitria Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the steps to achieve greater operational visibility to better meet customer requirements and enhance business responsiveness.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Vitria Technology, Inc.

Global Payroll Strategy: Look to the Cloud for a Solution
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: A cohesive approach to global payroll is a huge challenge for today's global companies. Enterprises are looking to the cloud to create a solution that will address all the inefficiencies of outdated payroll processes.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013


Network Faxing With Open Text Network Servers
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the benefits of network fax servers over traditional standalone fax machines, from reduced cost to enhanced productivity.
Posted: 11 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Oct 2009

IPO DEFINITION (continued): …  formalities are not completed by the deadline, the money is returned to the investors with allowances for bank and broker fees. By law, the SPAC management personnel are not allowed to collect salaries during this time.In recent years, with increased regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following high-profile abuse cases, SPACs have begun to proliferate in various industries. The SPAC approach sometimes makes it possible for companies to go public when they cannot afford to do so by traditional means. The SPAC alternative can also be attractive when credit is tight. Unique … 
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