We are a newly formed blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, which we refer to throughout this prospectus as our initial business combination. Although we will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region in our identification and acquisition of a target company, we believe the financial services and the financial technology sectors in the U.S. and EMEA as well as relevant technology firms supporting these sectors present particularly attractive investment opportunities. We have not selected any potential business combination target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any potential business combination target. To date, our efforts have been limited to organizational activities.
Based on publicly available data drawn from filings with the SEC as of the date of this prospectus, it appears that approximately 40 special purpose acquisition companies listed on U.S. exchanges have indicated an investment focus on the FinTech sector in the U.S. and EMEA. A small percentage of these special purpose acquisition companies has indicated their expertise and/or focus being directed at Europe, the Middle-East and Israel. Activity of special purpose acquisition companies in Europe is relatively limited compared to the U.S., which leaves a large group of attractive targets in the financial services and FinTech sectors in Europe looking for long-term capital investments to scale-up their businesses regionally and globally. With an estimated daily equity turnover of approximately $69 billion (as of April 2021), Europe cannot match the depth and liquidity offered by U.S. equity markets, which have an estimated daily turnover of approximately $538 billion (as of June 2021). This relative illiquidity in the EMEA region also accounts for lower multiples afforded by high-growth EMEA businesses compared to their U.S. peers.
We plan to execute our strategy under the leadership of our seasoned management team, comprised of Xavier Rolet KBE, Serge Harry, Antoine Shagoury and Michel Brogard. The leadership team has had the opportunity to work together on numerous occasions, particularly at the London Stock Exchange Group (the “LSEG”) and, more recently, at CQS Management (“CQS”), one of Europe’s largest hedge funds. Together, we bring more than 105 years of combined experience as corporate executives, as accomplished merger and acquisition (“M&A”) professionals, and as operators of public, scaled businesses and rapidly growing financial services firms through economic cycles. Our team has a proven track record of creating shareholder value organically and through M&A, and has executed numerous transactions in a global setting, including large-scale investments and M&A efforts, IPOs and capital raises across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific.
We will seek to capitalize on the substantial board room and operational experience of our management team. Additionally, we believe that our management’s world-class network of industry contacts, which we expect will offer extensive access to transaction opportunities and professional guidance, particularly across our key focus areas, and will create a robust investment opportunity pipeline for the Company to evaluate.