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SPACs: An M&A Overview, Trends and Beating the Competition

In a robust deal market bursting with soaring valuations and low interest rates, corporate acquirers and private equity firms are fiercely competing. Meanwhile, a wave of SPACs — an alternative to the traditional IPO — are flexing their well-capitalized muscle. What are the best methods to stay competitive?   

  • The SPAC Attack – What are the drivers for the boom? 
  • Benefits of a SPAC IPO versus a traditional route 
  • Considerations from tax, legal and financial perspective in forming a SPAC 
  • What are the best methods to stay competitive?  
  • SPAC Unpacked – How the Special Purpose Acquisition Company deal differs from traditional M&A 
  • What lies ahead for SPACs? 

Running time
60 minutes 


  • Moderator: Brian Hwang, Director – Strategic Alliances & Corporate Development, Intralinks 
  • Andrew J. Sherman, Partner, Seyfarth 
  • Nina Kelleher, Director, EisnerAmper  
  • Justin Burchett, Managing Director, Stout

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