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How cloud-tech companies are leveraging SPACs to fuel growth

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Some investors see cloud-tech startups as too risky. Enter SPACs—special purpose acquisition companies. They may be more comfortable with risk than traditional institutions, and they're helping drive growth opportunities.

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SPACs—what they are and how they're fueling a cloud-tech growth boom

How do cloud-tech companies make the journey from hot startup to hot growth? For a growing number, it’s through a SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company, because SPACs may be more willing to make investments that more traditional investors see as risky. In this episode, David Linthicum and Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Barrett Daniels discuss how a SPAC works and how some companies leverage SPACs to help them raise capital to grow. Barrett’s advice: get your finances and financial tools in order, get the right team in place, get ready for the auditors, and make a strong case. Barrett also thinks it’s a good idea for companies to find an experienced, knowledgeable service provider to help guide the SPAC journey.

SPACs are going after companies that are a little less mature and a little earlier than what we've been seeing in the IPO space.

Barrett Daniels is a Partner based in San Jose and is the US IPO Services Co-Leader and West Region SPAC Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has over 20 years of experience providing IPO and other transactional advisory services, including assistance with over 50 IPO and other listing projects.

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