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Event occurred on: 3-31-2021

Demystifying SPACs

In 2020, there were 248 SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) IPOs raising over $83bn, representing approximately one-half of all capital raised by SPACs since 2003. In 2021 to date, there have been another 274 SPAC IPOs raising $80bn, with 419 SPACs in the market searching for acquisition targets.

Paul Tiger and Andrea Basham of Freshfields and Kristin Zimmerman-Sorio, Managing Director M&A division, Morgan Stanley will host a webinar for a practical discussion of trends and developments in recent SPACs and de-SPACs. Topics will include:

  • SPAC structure/mechanics
  • Key SPAC negotiation points
  • New developments in de-SPAC structures
  • Considerations for public company boards contemplating the divestiture of a business line to a SPAC



Paul Tiger

Partner & Global Co-Head of Industrials, Freshfields

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Andrea Merediz Basham

Partner, Freshfields

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Kristin Zimmerman-Sorio

Managing Director M&A division, Morgan Stanley