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Event occurred on: 5-5-2022

Thomson Reuters’ 5th Annual Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum

Time: 10:15AM - 11:15AM EDT


Hilton Columbus Downtown 
401 N High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215

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Freshfields US Corporate/M&A Sebastian L. Fain will be speaking on the panel “Market Transformation & the Future of SPACs” at Thomson Reuters’ 5th Annual Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum.

According to industry reports, 2021 saw Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) gain significant traction among investors, with a record 613 listings raising $145 billion in an altogether impressive year. Indeed, despite a chill in the private investment in public equity (PIPE) market and several regulatory setbacks, early returns on SPAC performance fuel optimism for a similarly robust 2022—even if this largely nascent asset class must continue to adapt.

This discussion examines the outlook of SPAC activity today. Will momentum persist despite looming legislative, legal, or market-wide storm clouds ahead?

Freshfields speakers

Sebastian Fain

Partner, Freshfields

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