Spire Global space company SPIR begins NYSE trading after SPAC merger


Spire CEO Peter Platzer rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during their listing in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 17, 2021.

Andrew Kelly | Reuters

Small satellite builder and data specialist Spire Global began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, becoming the latest space company to close a SPAC merger and go public.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be at the crest of long term, generational disruption,” Spire founder and CEO Peter Platzer told CNBC. “The only equivalent that I can think of in my lifetime is the late ’90s, early 2000s, when we had the personal computer replacing the mainframe computer, and you started to have this rapid…


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