The SPAC Conference 2022

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The largest forum for networking and discussion of special purpose acquisition companies and alternative IPO techniques.

An Innovative Event, Serving an Innovative Market

The SPAC Conference is the premier event uniting the most influential participants in the market. People know that our content and the professional speakers who deliver it are without equal.

Following the success of our 2021 event and the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from attendees, we are bringing The SPAC Conference 2022 back to the Westchester Country Club.

As always, you can count on the highest quality event in every respect – from an expanded agenda to the launch of new and exciting networking activities. We continue to innovate, just like the SPAC market.

Conference Attendance Continues to Increase

The 2022 event is expected to draw 1,000 worldwide attendees. As The SPAC Conference has grown in popularity, we continue to take our commitment to producing a world-class event to new levels. Just ask around and attendees will tell you – as they’ve told us – this is a must-attend event.

Attendee Demographics 2019

Attendee Demographics 2020

Attendee Demographics 2021

Who Attends

SPAC Executives

Law Firms

Brokerage Firms

Institutional Investors

Hedge Funds

SPAC Investors

Investor Relations Professionals

Investment Bankers

Fund Managers

Underwriter and Issuer Counsel

SPAC Targets

Private Equity Investors

Deal Advisors

Accountants

SPAC Sponsors and Management

Structured Finance Investors

Why You Should Attend

The SPAC Conference brings together the leading investors, sponsors, and bankers. In 2022, we are offering more networking opportunities and an expanded agenda designed to offer technical education for SPAC professionals.

Networking

Offering the largest gathering of investors, bankers and management teams in the business. You can count on the best networking to maximize your business development.

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Expert Speakers

Our panelists and presenters are thought leaders in the industry.

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1-on-1 Meetings

The SPAC Conference includes 1-on-1 meetings that you can schedule through our event app, allowing you to connect with conference attendees even before the event.

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Education

Comprehensive and technical discussions of legal issues, finance trends, and deal dynamics.

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Thought Leading Speakers

Karim Anani

Americas FAAS Transaction Leader

Ernst & Young

David W. Boral

President

EF Hutton

Will Braeutigam

National SPAC Execution Services Leader

Deloitte

Preston Brewer

Analysis Manager

Bloomberg Industry Group

David Bukzin

Vice Chairman

Marcum

Grace Maral Burnett

Assistant Team Lead, Transactions

Bloomberg Industry Group

Jennie Dong

Head of SPACs

NYSE

William Dooley

Director - M&A and Activism Advisory Group

Morrow Sodali

Josh DuClos

Partner

Sidley

Yelena Dunaevsky

Vice President, Transactional Insurance

Woodruff Sawyer

Doug Ellenoff

Partner

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

John Haynor

Managing Director

Solebury Capital

Michael Heinz

Partner

Sidley

Dave Horin

Partner

WilliamsMarston

Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President & Partner

Woodruff Sawyer

Michael Johns

Partner

Maples Group

Charlotte Kiaie

Partner

Longacre Square Partners

Ed Kovary

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

EarlyBirdCapital

Ben Kwasnick

Founder

SPAC Research

Ramey Layne

Partner, Capital Markets and M&A

Vinson & Elkins

Emily Maier

Partner

Woodruff Sawyer

Ryan J. Maierson

Partner

Latham & Watkins

Lauren Maillian

CEO

digitalundivided

Paul Martino

Co-founder

Bullpen Capital

Kristi Marvin

Founder

SPACInsider

Zac McGinnis

Managing Director

Riveron

Christopher Mora

Partner, SEC & Capital Markets Practice Leader

Centri Business Consulting

Josh Motter

Director

Riveron

Steven Nelson

President & Chairman

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Stuart Neuhauser

Partner

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

David Ni

Capital Markets Partner

Sidley

Mitch Nussbaum

Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Corporate

Loeb & Loeb

Jason Osborn

Partner

Winston & Strawn

Tina Pappas

Managing Director

Jefferies

Andrew Pendergast

Senior Vice President, SPAC & GPL Practice Leader

NFP

Glenn Pollner

Partner

WilmerHale

Fatema Raza

Partner

Withum

Joe Reece

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

SilverBox Capital

Byron Roth

CEO

Roth Capital

Joel Rubinstein

Partner

White & Case

Eklavya Saraf

Global Head of SPACs

Nasdaq

Mike Schlanger

VP Solution Sales

Toppan Merrill

Mark Schwartz

IPO and SPAC Capital Markets Advisory Leader

Ernst & Young

Mark Solovy

Co-Head, Technology Finance Group

Monroe Capital

Lou Taubman

Partner

HTFL

Joe Tonnos

Principal, Associate Portfolio Manager

Meteora Capital

Matthew Tuttle

CEO

Tuttle Capital Management

Brandon Van Manen

Vice President, Operations Analytics

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Eric Ver Ploeg

President

LightJump Capital

Alex Vogel

CEO

The Vogel Group

Harry You

Vice Chairman

GTY Technology Holdings Inc

Jim Zukin

Chairman & CEO

Zukin Certification Services

Unmatched Networking & Innovative Programming

Here are just some of the unique presentations and panel discussions we're developing for The SPAC Conference 2022

What’s Next for Blank-check Firms?
SPACs enjoyed a massive run last year. Where do we go from here?

The Latest on SPAC Fees & Sponsor Compensation
Who gets what in a deal has been the subject of increasing scrutiny. Keeping the faith with retail investors through transparency will be key moving forward.

Falling Stars: Why so Many Celebrity-backed SPACs Whiffed
Sports heroes, pop stars and entertainment execs all joined the rush to SPACs. Will the trend continue?

The SEC Takes Aim
The Securities & Exchange Commission has been rattling its sabre on SPACs for nearly a year. What’s come down the pike and how severe will new regs be?

Keeping the Wheat Separate from the Chaff: How to Spot a Quality SPAC Before its IPO
History is filled with leading indicators suggesting which deals might succeed – and which are likely to fail.

Direct Listings Dud
Direct listings were supposed to put a dent in the SPAC market. Why didn’t this alternative route to public markets take flight?

Why Redemptions Ultimately Jack up the True Cost of a SPAC IPO
The median underwriting fee for a SPAC IPO has been 16% of the non-redeemed IPO proceeds. Underwriting fees on a traditional IPO are closer to 7%.

Tick-Tock: The Clock is Running on 2020/2021 Deals
After a blockbuster 2021, what will the running clock on deal deadlines mean for a saturated SPAC market competing for a finite supply of quality merger targets?

Working with Targets to Minimize De-SPAC Talent Attrition
Going from private to public can be a disruptive change in a target’s talent pool. How to keep the best people from moving on.

Spotting Red Flags on a Deal
Misaligned goals between SPAC management and the target. Inadequate understanding of the target’s business, key operating metrics and market conditions. Deadline pressures can make these issues more likely to crop up.

Disclosures and Projections: You’ve Got One Chance to Stay Out of Court
A cottage industry has sprung up around litigating SPACs and their targets when deals disappoint investors.

International Intrigue: Understanding the Overseas SPAC Market
How much of a threat to US blank-check firms is the SPAC action in Amsterdam? London? Hong Kong and Singapore? What are the competitive advantages and shortfalls?

Prospering with Warrants
How these redeemable instruments are (almost) as good as free money – and why the SEC won’t let them count as assets on the balance sheet.

Safe Harbor Rules: Steering the Ship to a Successful Port
Do “Safe Harbor” rules apply to the de-SPAC process? Many investors in SPAC IPOs are not the investors in the ultimate public company’s ongoing business operations, some 18 to 24 months later.

Watering Down the Deal
A primer on share dilution, share conversion and predicting the near-term profitability of a business combination post-merger.

Put that in your PIPE and Smoke It
Private investments in public equity make the SPAC world go ‘round, but who really benefits?

M&A Advice Wanted
Insights into the initial business combination, including how to evaluate the buy- or sell-side for strategic and financial players.

Doing Due Diligence on the SPAC Guys Doing Due Diligence
Getting the right answers from SPAC management means asking the right questions. How can investors be sure managers aren’t just focused on a quick transaction rather than the suitability of a target?

Flavor of the Month or Viable, Long-term Business?
An historic look at SPAC deals gone sour due to the target’s short life, unproven operations, inadequate internal controls and conflicts of interest.

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Thinking About Sponsoring?

Our sponsors are thought-leaders in the industry. Corporate sponsorship provides unmatched exposure during a lengthy promotional campaign and the conference itself. Benefits include pre-conference publicity, logo and literature placement, exhibit space, online ad placement, and complimentary registration.

To become a sponsor, contact Charlie Napolitano at (516) 876-8006 ext 20 or charlie@dealflowevents.com.

Our Sponsors

PREMIER SPONSOR

EGS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Loeb & Loeb
Woodruff Sawyer
EF Hutton logo

GOLD SPONSORS

Ernst & Young
Withum logo
Morrow Sodali
Sidley logo
Deloitte
i-Bankers Securities

NETWORKING SPONSORS

Winston & Strawn logo
White & Case
Riveron logo
Toppan Merrill logo
Broadridge logo
WilmerHale logo
Latham & Watkins
NFP logo

SILVER SPONSORS

Sichenzia Ross Ference
RRBB Accountants & Advisors logo
SPAC Research
Calabrese Consulting
Vinson & Elkins
EarlyBirdCapital
Maples Group logo
Computershare logo
Laurel Hill
Centri Business Consulting
AST DFK
Chord Advisors
Citadel Securities
Reed Smith Silver

BRONZE SPONSORS

Empire Filings
The Nuvo Group
SPAC Insider logo
The Vogel Group logo
Zukin Certification Services logo
WilliamsMarston logo
UBS logo
Morgan Stanley. The Cotto Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley logo

PROMOTIONAL SPONSORS

Marshall & Stevens logo
Hunter Taubman Fischer and Li logo
Nasdaq
Donnelley Financial Solutions logo
Orrick logo
AST DF King logo

Our Venue: One of the Most Prestigious Clubs in America

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our conference attendees. Since we expect a large turnout, we have secured enough space at the Westchester Country Club to host over 1,000 attendees for two days of education and networking.

In addition, we will abide by all CDC and local government guidelines at the time of the conference so that attendees, sponsors and staff remain healthy and safe.

Westchester Country Club

99 Biltmore Avenue
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: (914) 967-6000

The Westchester Country Club is one of the premier country clubs in America. Its extensive amenities include a historic residence with three restaurants and two banquet rooms, two eighteen hole golf courses, one nine-hole course, an indoor swimming pool, squash courts, grass tennis courts and a stand-alone beach.

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