Jay Ritter

Paul Ryan’s SPAC is the latest hit by a massive investor exodus

A SPAC that counts former US House Speaker Paul Ryan as chairman became the latest vehicle to be bailed on by investors who want their money back. Executive Network Partnering Corp. saw roughly 95% of its investors opt to swap their shares for $10 when they voted on a tie-up with oil and gas company Granite Ridge Resources Inc. 

“Shareholders have an incentive to approve even a bad deal because the warrants can still have value,” Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar, said. “And if the stock falls near $10 they can redeem and get the money back.” 

Read more from Ritter in this story from Bloomberg