Is IPOF closing in on a merger target? – Here’s what we know so far

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp VI (NYSE:IPOF) is the last instalment of Chamath SPAC ventures. Earlier this year, rumours broke that the SPAC was in talks with luxury fitness brand Equinox Holdings regarding a merger opportunity, cited from a Bloomberg report. However, in July Bloomberg reported that the talks between both companies had failed based on valuation concerns.

Nevertheless, IPOF is still looking for a target to acquire and investors are keeping a close eye on the stock. IPOF stock reached heights of $17.81 a share in early February before descending alongside the majority of the SPAC sector. With that being said, lets breakdown what investors need to know about IPOF.

What is IPOF and who are they looking to acquire?

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp VI (NYSE:IPOF) is a Special Purpose Acqusition company (SPAC or Blank Check company) which aims to merge with high-growth tech firms who are looking to list as a public company. The SPAC is currently owned by Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya, who has experience in successfully taking companies such as Virgin Galactic public.

IPOF raised $1 billion last year through offering 100 million shares for $10 each to PIPE investors. The SPAC has been trading relatively on par with its PIPE offering price of $10 a share.

How have previous SPAC’s performed under the guidance of Chamath Palihapitiya?

Over the past 12 months, 4 of the 6 SPAC ventures under the wings of Chamath Palihapitiya have taken emerging tech companies public. Firstly, one of the largest mergers to date was the IPOA merger with space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic are currently trading 150% higher than its PIPE offering price and remains one of the best performing post-merger companies.

The second SPAC venture was IPOB, which merged with real-estate platform Opendoor Technologies. The SPAC venture was also sucessfull and the merged company currently trades 85% higher than its PIPE offering price of $10.

However, the third SPAC venture IPOC, is viewed by some investors as a failure with the merged company trading below the $10 PIPE offering price. IPOC merged with healthcare company, Clover Health. The Clover Health share price has been battered in recent quarters with Hindenburg reports of fraudulent activity alongside widening losses.

The last completed SPAC merger was the IPOF – SocialFinance merger which has performed extremely well in comparison to its IPOC counterpart. SoFi stock is currently trading 50% above its PIPE offering price, despite slowing interest in SPAC companies.

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