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The definitive real estate SPAC tracker

Blink and you’ll miss a new SPAC. With billions of dollars flowing into blank-check firms, a growing number of real estate players are targeting proptech. As an alternative to the traditional IPO, special-purpose acquisition...

The definitive real estate SPAC tracker
Sonder co-founder Francis Davidson (Sonder, iStock)
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Sonder will merge with SPAC to go public

The SPAC attack is back for a San Francisco-based hospitality startup. Sonder confirmed Friday that it will go public by merging with a SPAC backed by billionaires Alec Gores and Dean Metropoulos. The company...

Sonder will merge with SPAC to go public
Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace (right) and Andriy Mykhaylovskyy (Facebook/Fifth Wall; iStock)
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Fifth Wall launches third SPAC to raise $250M

Venture capital firm Fifth Wall is launching another blank-check company — the third the company has founded since the...

Fifth Wall launches third SPAC to raise $250M
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty, Compass)
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SoftBank buys $72M of Compass stock

SoftBank has upped its stake in Compass, shelling out $72 million to buy stock in the newly public company. The tech giant, already Compass’ largest shareholder, purchased 4 million shares on April 6 at...

SoftBank buys $72M of Compass stock
Gores Group’s Alec Gores and Dean Metropoulos with Sonder CEO Francis Davidson (Getty, Linkedin)
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Sonder considers going public via SPAC

Add hospitality startup Sonder to the list of companies getting in the SPAC game. The San Francisco-based firm, which leases apartments and turns them into furnished, short-term rentals, is in talks to go public...

Sonder considers going public via SPAC
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and agent Ronita Kalra (Photos via Twitter, iStock)
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For Compass agents who invested, IPO is watershed moment

For Compass agents invested in the firm’s success, nothing can rain on their parade. Last week, Compass’s initial public...

For Compass agents who invested, IPO is watershed moment
Clockwise: Ori Allon, Robert Citrone, Robert Reffkin and Masayoshi Son (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
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Here’s who made bank in Compass’ IPO

UPDATED, April 7, 2021, 6:05 p.m.: Compass’ initial public offering last week made its founders and top executives millions — or billions in the case of its largest investor, SoftBank Group, at least on...

Here’s who made bank in Compass’ IPO
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Just listed: A recap of Compass’ IPO

Compass’ first day as a publicly traded company is in the books. The result so far? Neither a rousing success nor an epic failure. After a tumultuous 36 hours, in which the residential brokerage...

Just listed: A recap of Compass’ IPO
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Compass makes public market debut at $7B valuation

With the push of a button, Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon rang the opening bell of the New York...

Compass makes public market debut at $7B valuation

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