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Jay Ritter

This SPAC is merging with an already-public company as sponsors get creative before time runs out

SPACs are known to be a roundabout investment vehicle to take private companies public. Not this one. Bull Horn Holdings is merging with biotech Coeptis Therapeutics, a public company traded over the counter. It remains to be seen if other sponsors would replicate

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Looking for stock investment tips? Use social media selectively

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Savvy investors and news buffs will recall the early days of 2021 when GameStop’s market value increased from about $2 billion to over $24 billion in just a few days. The significant gains stemmed from individual investors,

Jay Ritter

IPOs are dead, and that’s bad news for the secondary market in private shares

A stagnant IPO market means there is less investor appetite for shares in private companies, which is a problem for the companies that trade those shares. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights for this Observer story. 

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Management’s Business Law Prof. Robert Emerson testifies before US Senate on proposed franchise legislation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Huber Hurst Professor of Business Law Robert Emerson was invited to give testimony at the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship this March. Emerson was later asked to follow up on his testimony with additional

The 13 tenure-track faculty members of Warrington's Department of Management. From left: Joyce Bono, John Chen, Larry DiMatteo, Robert Emerson, Amir Erez, Aaron Hill, Yixuan Li, Klodiana Lanaj, Gwen Lee, David Gaddis Ross, Brian Swider, Robert Thomas and Mo Wang.

Warrington management department No. 1 in productivity per faculty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Even with only 13 tenure-track faculty members, the Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business is among the most productive for research according to the 2021 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of

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Warrington management department conference facilitates connection, advances research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The management department at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business brought about 25 researchers together from universities across the nation for a special conference on research methodologies in strategic management. The small conference setting was

Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

SPACs Are Warning They May Go Bust

Research insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter and Ph.D. student Minmo Gahng inform this story about the more than two dozen companies that say they may not survive much longer.  Read more in this story from the Wall Street

Jay Ritter

Didi Global languishes in limbo, ordered by Beijing to pull shares off Wall Street and, for now, denied permission to float them in Hong Kong

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, who researches IPOs argues that while Didi is “at the mercy of the Chinese government,” the company’s dominance in China creates an opportunity for Didi to raise prices and attain profitability—provided it can win the

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Trying to choose which job you should take? Question your intuition.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When you’re on the job hunt and the market is saturated with opportunities, you may find yourself in the position of having to make a choice between two or more job offers. While making the decision to

PhD student earns Certificate of Outstanding Achievement

Minmo Gahng was honored with a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement as part of the University of Florida’s International Student Achievement Awards. Gahng is a fourth-year PhD student in finance. “I was very excited when I heard the news about this