January 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 20

The Explosion of SPACs – What Private Equity Wants to Know

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. 

Join McDermott on Thursday, August 6 as 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.