PEER Series | The Explosion of SPACs – What Private Equity Wants to Know - McDermott Will & Emery

PEER Series | The Explosion of SPACs – What Private Equity Wants to Know

Overview



The interest in special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions continues to skyrocket, with nearly half of all IPOs year-to-date filed by SPACs and with “de-SPAC” transactions increasing.

Our panelists discuss the SPAC surge, including:

  • An overview of SPAC IPOs and SPAC business combinations (“de-SPAC transactions”), including industry trends
  • Trends in SPAC IPOs, including sponsor participation, sponsor economics and investor economics (e.g., warrant terms)
  • Risks and issues private equity investors should be aware of when engaging in a transaction with a SPAC.

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