September 29, 2021 — The much-ballyhooed expectation of an antitrust crackdown within M&A has yet to commence in earnest.

However, in September, the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) unfavourable ruling against Canadian National Railway brought the bidding war for Kansas City Southern to an abrupt halt.

While it would have been…

September 24, 2021 — The SPAC market seems to have finally reached its equilibrium point as the total number of SPACs outstanding remained flat over the past month.

The 26 IPOs issued, raising $4.8 billion, since the release of the August SPAC Monitor were offset by the 26 deSPACs, with…

August 31, 2021 — Traditionally, investors have pondered three major considerations when allocating capital.

What is the expected return?

What is the estimated risk?

How does it fit within my portfolio?

The Investment Case For Bitcoin

While bitcoin represents a relatively new asset class, recently, it has outperformed nearly all…

August 25, 2021 — Three major themes have become top of mind for merger arbitrageurs: the U.S., China and meme stonks.

What concerns deal investors regarding the U.S. is their antitrust enforcers, the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Specifically, two events have spooked arbitrageurs regarding…

August 24, 2021 — Six months ago, the SPAC market was about flying taxis, innovative electric vehicle charging and futuristic battery technology.

Now that the party has turned into a hangover, the SPAC market now represents plain-old discounted Treasury bills.

Specifically, buying a SPAC at $9.60 or $9.70 is analogous…

Julian Klymochko

Founder and CEO of Accelerate Financial Technologies. Learn more at

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