Two deals set the tone in deal value last week—Jazz Pharmaceuticals buying GW Pharmaceuticals for $7.2 billion and CoreLogic being acquired for $6.2 billion by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners. But there were also several SPACs also made buys that had valuations over $1 billion. 

The number of SPACs each week in 2021 continues to outpace the vehicle’s activity in 2020, which was a record-setting year itself. An additional 15 special acquisition companies formed in the last week, while eight others already in existence reported making buys over the last seven days.