BuzzFeed appears to be edging closer to its public debut. The media company is in talks with a SPAC led by venture capitalist Adam Rothstein to go public. The SPAC includes a number of media executives on its board or as advisors, including former BuzzFeed president Greg Coleman, former ESPN digital chief John Kosner and current NBCUniversal ad chief Linda Yaccarino. The report didn’t have...
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