Byju’s SPAC plan looks shaky

With the US Federal Reserve indicating a rate hike as early as March and tech stocks taking a beating, the Indian edtech firm’s plan to go public may get pushed to the end of 2022 or even later.

Byju’s plan to list in the US through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is yet to be sewn up.

After months of negotiations with multiple SPAC partners—including advanced-stage talks with Michael Klein’s Churchill Capital—the company has still not finalized a partner and is looking at multiple options. Three people The Morning Context spoke with said that Byju’s public listing has hit a roadblock and might not materialize soon, or this year at all. 

On 16 December, Bloomberg reported that the Bengaluru-based company—India’s largest education technology company, with a valuation north of $21 billion—had discussed a SPAC merger with Michael …


Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish is the editor-in-chief of The Morning Context. One of the best-known business feature writers in India, he was selected for Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung Fellowship in 2012 and received the Mumbai Press Club RedInk certificate of recognition in 2015 for his story “Inside the Network 18 takeover”. Before joining The Morning Context, Ashish co-founded The Ken, where he was managing editor. His previous writing stints include Mint, Forbes India and The Economic Times.




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