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.

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

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