SPACs and the use of projections have gotten a fair amount of attention this year from both the media and the SEC. And the pending SEC SPAC Rule could have an additional effect on how bankers and SPAC teams handle projections in the future.
However, Jim Zukin, of Zukin Certification Services (“ZCS”), and Christian Nagler, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, join us to break it all down and give us some context as to how projections have been used in the past, as well as how they’re currently being addressed given the current regulatory landscape.
Jim also discusses the Reasonable Basis Review, or “RBR”, which was created to provide a review of an operating company’s projections as an additional layer of diligence by a third party in IPOs and M&A transactions. In fact, the RBR is already in use in a number of De-SPAC transactions.
Join us to hear more about what SPACs can expect from the use of projections going forward.