LPs question deal allocation around sponsor-backed SPACs

Special purpose acquisition companies, SPACs, Riverstone, private equity, mergers, M&A
A technician opens a pressure gas valve inside the Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) group gathering station on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on March 2, 2012. Photo courtesy Reuters/Amit Dave
  • LPs concerned about deal allocation
  • SPACs on the rise
  • Rules for doling out deals between SPACs and PE funds
Activity around private equity-sponsored special-purpose acquisition vehicles has some limited partners concerned they might be missing out on quality deal flow that should go to a firm’s traditional funds, sources have told Buyouts in recent interviews. SPACs are public vehicles ...

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