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SPAC Mid-Year Update Webinar

Webinar Length 90 MIN

June 30, 2020

Woodruff Sawyer is pleased to host the 2020 SPAC Mid-Year Update Webinar with EY, Nasdaq, Skadden, Donnelley Financial Solutions, and RBC Capital Markets. This 90-minute webinar provides SPAC sponsors and market participants with the latest SPAC market updates, practical insights and advice from SPAC industry leaders.

Part I of the Webinar focuses on SPAC IPOs. We discuss the latest wave of IPOs, changes in process, tips on how to run an IPO from filing to listing, changes in approach due to COVID-19, options to consider and costs to watch out for.

Part II of the Webinar covers the latest developments in SPAC combinations (DE-SPACs). We discuss the current acquisition market, recent challenges related to COVID-19, tips on valuation of potential targets and preventable or minimizable costs.




Welcome and Opening Remarks
by Priya Huskins of Woodruff Sawyer

State of the SPAC IPO Market
by Michael Ventura of RBC Capital Markets

Panel I – Current Issues for SPAC IPOs
Featuring Gregg Noel of Skadden & Dan Berry of Woodruff Sawyer Moderated by Priya Huskins of Woodruff Sawyer

5-min break

State of the DE-SPAC Market
by Amir Emami of RBC Capital Markets

Panel II – Current Issues for SPAC Combinations
Featuring Michael Mies of Skadden, Karim Anani of Ernst & Young, and Emily Maier of Woodruff Sawyer. Moderated by Yelena Dunaevsky of Woodruff Sawyer

Closing Remarks
by Dan Berry of Woodruff Sawyer

Speakers Include:

  • Karim Anani, Partner, Americas Financial and Accounting Advisory Transactions Leader, EY
  • Dan Berry, Senior Vice President, Private Equity & Venture Capital Group Leader, Woodruff Sawyer
  • Yelena Dunaevsky, Transactional Insurance Executive, Woodruff Sawyer
  • Amir Emami, Co-Head, SPAC Coverage, RBC Capital Markets
  • Priya Huskins, Senior Vice President, Management Liability, Woodruff Sawyer
  • Emily Maier, Senior Vice President, National M&A Insurance Group Leader,  Woodruff Sawyer
  • Michael J. Mies, Corporate Partner, Skadden
  • Gregg A. Noel, Corporate Partner, Head of West Coast Capital Markets Practice, Skadden
  • Michael Ventura, Co-Head, SPAC Coverage, RBC Capital Markets

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