SPAC Webinar PART II – Combinations


SPAC Webinar PART II – Combinations

Jul 23, 2020 INTEL by Kristi Marvin

Gateway to Host Second Installment of SPAC Webinar Series on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET

– Webinar to Focus on the “De-SPAC” Period, Features Various Leaders With Significant Business Combination Experience –

Gateway Investor Relations, a 20-year-old leading strategic financial communications and capital markets advisory firm, in partnership with SPACInsider, will host the second installment of its SPAC webinar series on Thursday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The webinar will bring together experienced leaders in the SPAC asset class to discuss important considerations and issues surrounding the de-SPAC phase of the business combination process. The de-SPAC period is the stage after definitive agreement execution but before the actual transaction closing. A significant number of actions are needed to complete a de-SPAC, including the communication of the transaction to the SPAC’s stakeholders. All panelists bring significant experience navigating through the de-SPAC phase or advising companies through this critical period.

The majority of the allotted time of the panel will be devoted to live Q&A, but initial topics will include:
  • The SPAC boom—general commentary on companies interested in being acquired by a SPAC and new investors entering the market.
  • Current financing dynamics, including PIPEs, forward purchase agreements and other back-end arrangements.
  • De-SPAC marketing and diligence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The “Robinhood effect” on SPACs—how is retail interest affecting business combinations?
  • Zero warrant SPACs versus the traditional SPAC structure and how it may affect negotiations with a target.
Panelists will include experienced professionals covering all aspects of the SPAC combination process:
  • Tina Pappas, Managing Director, Jefferies
  • Neil Shah, Senior Managing Director, Evercore
  • Elliott Smith, Partner, White & Case
  • Vik Mittal, Portfolio Manager, Glazer Capital Management
  • James Graf, Chief Executive, Graf Industrial Corp.
  • Kristi Marvin, Founder, SPACInsider
  • Cody Slach, Senior Managing Director & Head of SPAC Practice, Gateway IR

To register for the webinar, please click HERE. Space is limited. 
Gateway hosted the initial installment of its SPAC webinar series on June 17th. It focused on the current SPAC IPO environment and included an equally compelling lineup of professionals. To watch a replay, click here and type in the pass code “GatewaySPAC2020!”