A repository of market insight and our guidance for businesses focused on the popular alternative to a traditional IPO: special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger.
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Un-packing SPACs: Risks, Rewards and Everything in Between
March 4, 2021 – Cooley partner Matthew Brown will participate on a panel that will discuss many SPAC-related topics, mostly involving the SPAC path to public for private companies.
TechGC SPAC & Direct Listing Virtual Forum
February 2–4, 2021 – Cooley partners Dave Peinsipp and Garth Osterman will lead a panel on how to approach SPACs strategically including evaluating which structure to use, understanding economics/dilution and how to execute on these transactions.
Pacific Southwest Region SPAC / IPO Roundtable
November 12, 2020 – Cooley partners Dave Peinsipp and Sean Clayton, Deloitte, Nasdaq and an investment banker well-versed in the IPO and SPAC processes to share insights on the next normal.
Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa
October 12–16, 2020 – The sector’s foremost annual conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry to advance cutting-edge research into cures.
Dealmakers Roundtable: SPACs!
September 24, 2020 – A high-level overview of the structure, key considerations, reasons SPACs are so popular and discussion on the key question of how to decide between a SPAC vs. direct listing vs. traditional IPO.
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Bay Area IPO Readiness Workshop
September 17, 2020 – A panel featuring leaders well-versed in the IPO, direct listing and SPAC processes sharing their insights on the next normal.
The 2020 IPO Comeback Series: Alternative Liquidity Strategies: SPACs, Direct Listings
September 1, 2020 – Part two of the PWC hosted 2020 IPO Comeback Series discussing the novel challenges of capital raising during a pandemic.
Muddy Waters, MultiPlan Tussle Over SPAC Deal The (Deal)
SPAC Market Shows Signs of Bubble (The Deal)
SPAC Attack: Everything a Founder or Investor Should Know (John Luttig)
Almost Everything You Need to Know About SPACs (TechCrunch)
Here’s How SPACs Work and Why They’re so Popular (Bloomberg)