A SPAC is a company that raises money from investors to acquire another company. They are typically listed on an exchange and have a board of directors and management team.
SPACs exist in pretty much every industry. They have been used to acquire banking, oil, gas, real estate, retail, and technology industries.
SPACs have two years to find a target company or return the money to investors (including retail and institutional investors).
They are easy to access for many investors since you do not need special qualifications like passing through accredited investor status.
They are highly speculative investments since it isn’t much known about their assets after finding another company or business to buy out.
The management teams of these companies tend to be former CEOs who have retired from running large corporations with lots of experience and expertise.