ABOUT Special purpose acquisition companies

Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) are public shell companies that use their initial public offering (“IPO”) proceeds to complete an initial business combination with a private company within a specific timeframe. Although SPACs have existed since the 1990s, merging into a SPAC has recently become an attractive alternative for private companies in lieu of undertaking traditional IPOs. Today, SPACs have higher quality sponsors, more blue-chip investors, bulge bracket underwriters, and better sponsor-investor alignment structures than in the past.

We invite you to access the below presentations, articles, charts, and other resources as you consider a SPAC transaction.

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Upcoming Presentations

Recent Presentations

  • The SPAC Lifecycle: Business, Legal, & Accounting Considerations Forum 2023 (produced by PLI)
    April 18, 2023
  • A Sea Change Set of New Rules: The SEC’s Proposed Rules Applicable to SPACs (produced by PLI)
    April 27, 2022 | Materials
  • The SPAC Series (Part 3): Litigation and Enforcement Developments
    March 4, 2022 | Materials
  • The SPAC Series (Part 2): Converts & Financing Alternatives for De-SPACed Companies
    February 22, 2022 | Materials & Recording
  • The SPAC Series (Part 1): Recent SPAC Developments 
    February 15, 2022 | Recording & Materials
  • 2021 US ECM Roundtable: SPACs at a Crossroads (hosted by International Finance Review)
    November 17, 2021 | Recording
  • SPACs: Up, up, and…away? 
    October 7, 2021 | Materials
  • Planning Your IPO or SPAC Ahead of Time (hosted by IDBTech & Viola Growth)
    August 3, 2021 | Materials
  • SPACs Under SEC Scrutiny: Mitigating Potential Liability for Offering Participants
    May 19, 2021 | Recording
  • Merging with a SPAC and Preparing for Life as a Public Company
    May 18, 2021 | Recording & Materials
  • SPACs: A Market Update and Securities and Regulatory Overview 
    April 28, 2021 | Materials
  • The De-SPACing Transaction
    The SPAC Life Cycle: Business, Legal and Accounting Considerations Forum 2021 (produced by PLI)
    April 20, 2021 | Materials
  • Redefining Liquidity Alternatives: IPOs, Direct Listings, and SPACs
    NEXUS:ISRAEL Dealmakers Summit (produced by AFHU)
    March 23, 2021 | Materials
  • De-SPACing: Accounting and Securities Law Considerations (co-hosted with EY)
    February 25, 2021 | Recording & Materials
  • De-SPACing: Overview, Special Securities Law and Financial Statement Considerations and Derisking the Process with a PIPE Transaction (produced by PLI)
    January 27, 2021 | Materials
  • Becoming a US Public Company: The New Three-Track Process (produced by IFLR)
    December 1, 2020 | RecordingMaterials
  • PIPE & Other Capital Raising Transactions in Connection with De-SPACing (co-hosted with ICR Strategic Communications & Advisory and Stifel)
    November 5, 2020 | RecordingMaterials
  • Going Public in the US by Merging into a SPAC: Weighing the Pros and Cons (co-hosted with Herzog Fox & Neeman)
    November 2, 2020 | Recording & Materials
  • An IPO Alternative: Life Sciences Reverse Merger
    October 22, 2020 | Recording & Materials
  • SPAC Offerings, De-SPACing Transactions, and Related PIPE Transactions
    SIFMA Annual Meeting 2020
    October 19-20, 2020 | Request materials
  • Interesting Corporate Transactions of the Past Year
    Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2020 (produced by PLI)
    October 15, 2020 | Recording & Materials
  • SPACs Boom onto the Market in 2020 as an Alternative to Traditional IPOs
    US ECM Roundtable Webinar Series (produced by the International Finance Review)
    October 13, 2020 | Recording & Materials