Ari Edelman focuses his practice on capital markets, including special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), initial public offerings (IPOs) and other public and private equity offerings. Ari also has a wealth of experience advising public companies in their reporting obligations, corporate governance matters and other corporate matters. Ari has represented issuers, target companies, underwriters and placement agents in approximately 100 closed capital markets transactions. Ari is a highly sought-after advisor with respect to SPAC transactions in particular.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ari founded and headed the SPAC practice at an international AmLaw firm. Previously, Ari practiced for many years at a boutique law firm that specializes in SPAC and other capital markets transactions.
While in law school, Ari participated in the Fordham University School of Law’s Fordham Urban Law Journal.
Represented SomaLogic in its US $1.2 billion business combination with CM Life Sciences II, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMIIU), a special purpose acquisition company*
Represented European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in the US $580 million de-SPAC acquisition of ADS-TEC Energy*
Represented SPAC in connection with its proposed acquisition of one of the largest European e-commerce companies*
Represented Complex Networks in its sale by Verizon and Hearst to Buzzfeed for US $300 million as part of Buzzfeed’s business combination with 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. (a SPAC)*
Represented a professional musician in his sale of ownership interest in two cannabis related companies to a Canadian SPAC*
Represented Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its US $200 million initial public offering*
Represented Citigroup, as sole bookrunner and representative of the underwriters in Shoulder Up Technology Acquisition Corp.’s, a special purpose acquisition company, US $265 million initial public offering*
Represented Chardan NexTech 2, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US $100 million initial public offering*
Represented Sierra Lake Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its initial public offering*
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