John Washlick, shareholder in the firm's Healthcare section, is quoted in the Modern Healthcare article, "Healthcare companies cashing in on financing vehicle boom."
Investors tend to feel more secure putting their money in SPACs because SPACs are required to spend the money raised through their IPOs within two years or return it to their investors, said John Washlick, a shareholder with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. They're also limited in how they can spend the money.
That said, investors still need to research the executives behind any SPAC they consider buying into, Washlick said. Investors should make sure those involved have good track records, especially in the industry they're targeting.
"Raising money is one thing, but what are you going to do with it?" he said. "How are you going to spend it responsibly so that my $10 becomes more than $10? I'm looking for a return on it, not to give it back."