SPACs: The New IPO?

Virtual Panel Discussion

SPACs: The New IPO?

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

In this program, industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public will discuss the role of SPACs as an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional IPO, including:

  • Addressing upcoming regulatory and legislative scrutiny
  • Trends in SPAC structures (e.g. anchor investors, trust accounts, redemptions)
  • Outlook in 2022 and beyond for the SPAC vs. traditional IPO path to the public markets
  • Alignment of incentives among different constituencies in a SPAC
  • SPACs as an investment opportunity

The program will begin with a welcome from David Cowen, President & CEO, Museum of American Finance, followed by an introduction to the program by Michael Harris, Head of Capital Markets & Business Development, Citadel Securities. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sonali Basak, Global Wall Street Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, and will feature (see speaker bios here):

Andrew Cohen: Founder & CIO, Difesa Capital Management
E. Ramey Layne: Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
David Panton: Managing Partner, SPAC Operations, Navigation Capital Partners, LP
Eklavya Saraf: Global Head of Spac Listings and Managing Director of Listing Services, Nasdaq

Panel discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. This program is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link prior to the program.

In partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis

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