September 2, 2020
Wednesday, September 23 | Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs): A popular alternative path to the public markets (11 am ET)
Over the last several years, and particularly over the last several months, the market for SPACs has grown and matured significantly. This has opened a viable alternative and expedited path for private companies to access the public markets. SPAC initial public offerings (IPOs) have generated more than $10 billion of proceeds each year since 2017, a milestone not seen since before the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008.
During this webcast, we will review the latest trends driving this rise in SPAC transactions. We'll also cover the basics of executing a SPAC, with key perspectives from our experienced financial accounting, tax and capital markets professionals. Topics will include:
Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT New York; 8:00-9:00 a.m. PDT Los Angeles
Registration: View archive here.
Karim Anani, EY Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Transactions Leader; SPAC Co-Leader
Alex Zuluaga, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP; SPAC Co-Leader
Mark Schwartz, Managing Director, Capital Markets Advisory, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC
Christopher Lallo, Partner, International Tax and Transaction Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Jackie Kelley, EY Americas IPOs and Strategic Transactions Leader
CPE credit offered: 1.2. Recommended field of study: Taxes. Learning objective: Discuss special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), including relevant market trends and basics of execution. This intermediate level, group internet-based course has no prerequisites or advanced preparation. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.
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