FT Partners plans for $400 million SPAC — Morgan Stanley arm eyes bitcoin — Top people moves on Wall Street

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  • FT Partners and Bregal Sagemount are teaming up on a $400 million SPAC.
  • A Morgan Stanley investment arm is reportedly considering making a move into bitcoin.
  • Our weekly wrap of all the people moves across Wall Street.

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FT Partners, a top fintech deal advisor, is now raising its own $400 million SPAC with a private equity firm

Another day means another fundraise for a new SPAC. This one comes from boutique investment bank FT Partners and private-equity firm Bregal Sagemount. Check it out here.

Grayscale, the world’s largest digital asset manager, plans to double its staff this year. Here’s what it takes to land a job, according to the CEO.

Hear from the CEO of the world’s largest digital asset management about how to get a job at his firm. Click here to read the entire story.

Morgan Stanley’s investment arm is reportedly considering a stake in bitcoin

One of Morgan Stanley’s investment units is reportedly considering making a move into bitcoin. Get the rundown here.

Citigroup slashed its Chief Executive Michael Corbat’s compensation by over 20% in 2020

Citi CEO Michael Corbat’s compensation took a big dip in 2020. Read more here.

The ad industry is preparing for a big year of M&A as private equity circles

Private-equity firms are zeroing in on making deals in the ad industry. Read more here.

Wall Street people moves of the week: Here’s a rundown of promotions and new hires at firms like Goldman Sachs, Brevan Howard, and Citi

Get the lowdown on all the latest people moves across Wall Street. See more here. 

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Apollo’s LifePoint in Talks to Buy Ardent Health Services (WSJ)

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A Week Inside the WallStreetBets Forum That Launched the GameStop Frenzy (WSJ)

Ryan Cohen made millions when Chewy got acquired. Now the millennial entrepreneur has a plan to turn around GameStop. (BI)

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