WEBCAST

The Rising Popularity of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Webcast overview

A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a “blank check company” with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital to take companies public for the purpose of acquiring an existing operating company. Though SPACs have been around for decades, the financial maneuver has recently gained popularity as COVID-19 creates uncertainty in the IPO market and more and more private companies consider exit opportunities.

What are SPACs? How are they different from regular IPOs? And what advantages and disadvantages do SPACs offer?

The Rising Popularity of SPACs webcast will elaborate on some of the available options and requirements company executives and (potential) investors need to be aware of before getting involved in a SPAC transaction.

 

 

Contact Walter Jaremczuk, U.S. International Corridors CMO, KPMG LLP (wjaremczuk@kpmg.com) with any questions.

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Featured speakers

Holger Erchinger

Holger Erchinger

Partner in Charge, US Germany Corridor, KPMG LLP

Warren Marine

Warren Marine

Partner, Head of U.S. Country Practice, KPMG Germany

Judd Schreiber

Judd Schreiber

Principal, M&A Tax, KPMG LLP

Matthew White

Matthew White

Principal, Washington National Tax M&A, KPMG LLP

Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez

Managing Director, UBS Financial Institutions Group

Brett Fieldston

Brett Fieldston

Principal, Tax, International Tax, KPMG US

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