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SPACs: The New IPO?

December 7, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

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Overview

This event is co-sponsored with the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance.

In this program, industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public will discuss the role of SPACs as an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional IPO, including:

  • Addressing upcoming regulatory and legislative scrutiny
  • Trends in SPAC structures (e.g., anchor investors, trust accounts, and redemptions)
  • Outlook in 2022 and beyond for the SPAC vs. traditional IPO path to the public markets
  • Alignment of incentives among different constituencies in a SPAC
  • SPACs as an investment opportunity

The program will begin with a welcome from David Cowen, president and CEO, Museum of American Finance, followed by an introduction to the program by Michael Harris, head of capital markets and business development, Citadel Securities.

Agenda

5:00 PM | WELCOME REMARKS

David Cowen, president and CEO, Museum of American Finance


5:08 PM | INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS

Michael Harris, head of capital markets and business development, Citadel Securities


5:35 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator

TBA

Panelists

Andrew Cohen, Founder and CIO, Difesa Capital Management

E. Ramey Layne, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

David Panton, Managing Partner, SPAC Operations, Navigation Capital Partners, LP

Eklavya Saraf, Global Head of SPAC Listings and Managing Director of Listing Services, Nasdaq


6:00 PM | AUDIENCE Q&A


6:15 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Donna Rapaccioli, Dean, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

Co- Sponsored By

Museum of American Finance