Un-packing SPACS: Risks, Rewards and Everything in Between

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Un-packing SPACS: Risks, Rewards and Everything in Between

March 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACS) have exploded as an increasingly popular way for private companies to go public.  There were more SPAC IPOs in 2020 than traditional IPOs.  The market for SPAC IPOs and so-called “de-SPAC” transactions, by which private companies become public companies by combining with a SPAC, is as hot as ever.  Many leading investors and businesspeople (not to mention a number of celebrities and athletes),  are participating in some way in the SPAC boom.

CDF has assembled a panel that, although not celebrities or athletes, should still be SPAC-tacular, having recently teamed on the successful de-SPAC transaction for Billtrust (Nasdaq:  BTRS).  Our panel will discuss many SPAC-related topics, mostly involving the SPAC path to public for private companies, and including:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a de-SPAC transaction versus a traditional IPO
  • The structure and economics of de-SPAC transactions
  • Timing and cost considerations for de-SPAC transactions
  • What should a private company look for in a SPAC
  • Lessons learned from the Billtrust transaction

Please join us for our panel—it promises to be quite a SPAC-tacle!

Click below to learn more about our speakers!

7:30 am – 8:00 am PT (OPTIONAL networking)
8:00 am – 9:00 am PT (PROGRAM)
9:00 am – 9:30 am PT (OPTIONAL networking)

CDF Members: FREE
Non-CDF Members: $25

All participants may receive 1 hour of MCLE and CPE education credit. Information on obtaining a certificate will be provided at the end of the webinar.

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March 4, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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La Jolla, CA, CA 92037 United States