November 3-4, 2021 | VIRTUAL EVENT
Agenda – All Times are in Eastern Time
- Forecasting what new ideas, recommendations and protections the FEC may put in place to monitor the SPAC market
- Determining whether deal quality and investor protections will improve with government oversight
- Will new regulations result in target companies reassessing if SPACs are the right path forward
- Understanding the tangible impact on SPAC sponsors – will new regulations result in better quality mergers and deals for investors?
Eklavya Saraf, Global Head of SPAC listings and Managing Director, New Listings, NASDAQ
- Assessing what goes into the decision-making process in selecting a target company
- Examining the companies and verticals that are well-positioned for SPAC mergers
- Lessons learned during the transaction process
- A comprehensive outlook on the current economy and what the future holds post-COVID
- Charting a path forward when faced with rapidly changing SPAC market conditions and regulatory hurdles
- Are SPACs an enduring part of the public capital markets and what should we expect to see in the future
- What is the criteria for evaluating whether a SPAC is the right opportunity? What does the current SPAC pipeline look like?
- Highlighting potential new industry sector for SPAC deals
Kennedy Chinyamutangira, Senior Manager, RSM US LLP
Usha R. Rodrigues, University Professor, M.E. Kilpatrick Professor of Law, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW
Mike Edelhart, Managing Partner, ATARAXIA
“Due Diligence” has become one of the most important aspects in the SPAC transaction process. Lack of proper Due Diligence has resulted in increased litigation, SEC scrutiny, shareholder activism and poor performance by many deSPAC merger companies. A proper understanding of the Due Diligence process is critical to executing a successful SPAC transaction.
Jim Knox, Managing Director, Regional Telecommunications & Technology Practice Leader, AON
Tao Tan, Partner & COO, HEALTHCARE SERVICES ACQUISITION CORP.
Chris Thompson, Managing Director, M&A and Transaction Solutions, AON
Susan Saltzstein, Partner & Co-Deputy, SKADDEN
Kurt Chauviere, Partner, MCKINSEY & CO.
- How to stand-out from the competition given that hundreds of SPACs may be pursuing the same private target company for a merger
- What type of due diligence must take place before the merger?
- Evaluating the pros/cons of acquiring a mature company vs a start-up
- Evaluating the criteria for determining whether a SPAC is the right opportunity
- Comprehensive look at the current economy and state of the market
- Assessing the challenges in the DeSPAC process and reviewing some of the largest names in the industry
- Investing involves risks. What factors go into determining where to make an investment?
- Reviewing current sponsor strategies and approaches to structuring SPAC deals
- Examining how investors are participating with sponsors in getting financial backing and deals done
- Navigating a crowded market where the supply of SPACs may materially exceed the number of viable companies ready to enter the public markets
- Assessing what makes a company an attractive candidate from the perspective of a SPAC sponsor and investors
Peter Early, Partner, EXOS
Oliver Wriedt, President, HIGHKEY CAPITAL LLC
- Examining the companies and verticals that are currently well positioned for SPAC mergers
- What factors should go into selecting a potential target company in a growing sector?
- Evaluating the criteria that is usually necessary for a company to be considered profitable including the amount of capital raised and investor backing
- Evaluating deal opportunities in new geographic locations
Paul Stamoulis, Senior Managing Director, CLARIM
Faquiry Diaz Cala, COO, LIONHEART ACQUISITION CORP