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Event Date Wed May 5 EDT (6 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region All

The event will focus on the structure of a ‘special purpose acquisition company’ or SPAC which is a company with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring an existing company. Also known as "blank check companies," SPACs have been around for decades. In recent years, they've become more popular, attracting big-name underwriters and investors and raising a record amount of IPO money. Seeing over a 200% increase in SPAC M&A deal activity in 2020 compared to 2019, with that trend expected to continue in 2021 and beyond. SPACs are generally formed by investors, or sponsors, with expertise in a particular industry or business sector, with the intention of pursuing deals in that area. This event will bring together Family Offices, Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Venture Funds, Auditors, Equity Managers, Mutual Funds, Pensions, Endowments, Foundations, Law Firms, Real Estate Firms, Private Companies & Start-Ups and other Institutional Investors interested in learning more about SPAC’s and potentially entering the space. Our agenda will cover topics ranging from SPAC Market Outlook, SPAC Deal Structure, Legal & Accounting, Insuring SPAC Deals, Idea Origination & Deal Flow, Comparing IPO’s vs SPAC’s, PIPE Financing, The Role of the Sponsor and many more topics.

Topics will include:

• SPAC Market Outlook
• Legal & Accounting
• Idea Origination & Deal Flow
• PIPE Financing
• SPAC Deal Structure
• Insuring SPAC Deals
• Comparing IPO’s vs SPAC’s
• The Role of the Sponsor
• And many more topics

Who should attend?

• Public/Private Pension Plans
• Endowments
• Foundations
• Investment Consultants
• Family Offices – Single and Multi-Family
• Private/HNW Investors
• Accounting Firms
• Equity Managers
• Hedge Funds
• Investment Banks
• Private Equity
• Real Estate
• Venture Capital
• Accounting Firms
• Administrators
• Underwriters/Structurers/Sponsors
• Broker-Dealers
• Capital Introduction
• Law Firms
• Placement Agents
• Prime Brokers
• Software & Technology
• Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• BarclayHedge
• Family Office Networks (FON)
• TheGRCBlueBook
• Industry Tech Insights