The SPAC Conference

Special purpose acquisition companies continue to gain in popularity. The SPAC Conference hosted by DealFlow Events offers a forum for discussion about recent deal activity and why SPACs continue to be such a powerful capital-raising technique.

Whether you’re looking to take a private company public, or you’re interested in expanding your SPAC portfolio, this conference is the place to be. Attendees at our 2018 event called it “the best SPAC conference that’s ever been held.” We aim to top that in 2019.

1-on-1 Meeting

For the first time, the 2019 SPAC Conference will include 1-on-1 meetings scheduled through our event app, allowing you to connect with conference attendees even before the event.

Since 2008, The SPAC Conference has offered the largest gathering of investors, bankers and management teams in the business. You can count on expert commentary and insights, the best networking, and now private 1-on-1 meetings to maximize your business development.

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Education

Discussion of legal issues, finance trends, and deal dynamics.

Networking

Surround yourself with thought-leaders in the industry.

Ideas

Innovative ideas from a roster of investors, bankers, and lawyers.

The Agenda

Everything you ever wanted to know about SPACs and alternative IPO techniques.

The DealFlow SPAC Conference has proven to be the best SPAC conference that has ever been held, so we are thrilled to be there.

Steven Nelson

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

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2018-09-27T13:46:03+00:00

Steven Nelson

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

The DealFlow SPAC Conference has proven to be the best SPAC conference that has ever been held, so we are thrilled to be there.
We’re excited to participate in The SPAC Conference. DealFlow put on a great event and it’s great to connect with everyone in the circles of influence.

Jay Shepulski

Withum

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2018-09-27T12:28:33+00:00

Jay Shepulski

Withum

We’re excited to participate in The SPAC Conference. DealFlow put on a great event and it’s great to connect with everyone in the circles of influence.
We are happy to participate in The SPAC Conference because we consider this the top event each year.

Joel Rubenstein

Winston & Strawn

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2018-09-27T14:17:39+00:00

Joel Rubenstein

Winston & Strawn

We are happy to participate in The SPAC Conference because we consider this the top event each year.
The SPAC Conference got a huge attendance and this shows the maturity of the market and DealFlow's prominent place in it.

Doug Ellenoff

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

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2018-09-27T13:51:54+00:00

Doug Ellenoff

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

The SPAC Conference got a huge attendance and this shows the maturity of the market and DealFlow's prominent place in it.
We are very pleased to be part of The SPAC Conference. We’re excited by the turnout and the quality of people attending.

Mitch Nussbaum

Loeb & Loeb

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2018-09-27T12:35:50+00:00

Mitch Nussbaum

Loeb & Loeb

We are very pleased to be part of The SPAC Conference. We’re excited by the turnout and the quality of people attending.
DealFlow’s conferences provide an excellent forum to discuss the cutting edge trends in finance with the people who are leading the discussion.

Brian Zucker

RRBB

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2018-09-27T13:47:34+00:00

Brian Zucker

RRBB

DealFlow’s conferences provide an excellent forum to discuss the cutting edge trends in finance with the people who are leading the discussion.

The Agenda: Comprehensive Content & Innovative Ideas

The SPAC Conference is aimed at filling the need for comprehensive information about special purpose acquisition companies and alternative IPO techniques.

Breakfast & Networking Hosted by Morrow Sodali

07:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Steven Dresner, CEO & Founder - Speaker

DealFlow Financial Products

08:35 AM

State of the SPAC Market (Presentation)

  • Presentation by Doug Ellenoff, Partner, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole.

Douglas Ellenoff, Partner - Speaker

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

08:50 AM

Recent Trends: Successes and Challenges (Presentation)

  • Presentation by Mitch Nussbaum, Chairman of Capital Markets and Corporate, Loeb & Loeb

09:15 AM

SPAC Market Outlook Through 2019 (Panel)

  • SPACs continue to be an attractive vehicle for raising capital.
  • Market interest remains strong, with IPO Vital Signs reporting 12 SPAC IPOs raising over $2.3 billion by Q3 2018.
  • Tech, Biotech and Healthcare companies continue to be prime targets, but for how long?
  • Understanding costs – granting SPAC equity versus paying investment banking fees for traditional IPOs.

Louis Taubman, Partner - Moderator

Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li

AJ Dunklau, President - Panelist

Megalith Financial Acquisition Corp.

09:45 AM

Networking & Coffee Break

10:35 AM

Navigating the Registration Statement Process (Presentation)

Financial Statement Requirements for Business Combinations (Panel)

  • SEC requirements for target financial statements in the SPAC business combination context
  • Identifying issues early in the process that could delay the deal
  • Process for seeking relief from the SEC from the technical requirements
  • Post-closing financial statement issues

Stuart Neuhauser, Partner - Panelist

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

11:20 AM

Lunch Hosted by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

12:30 PM

Mechanics of the Redemption Process (Panel)

  • Communicating with key stakeholders.
  • Challenges with international deals and investors.
  • Building credibility as an operating company.
  • Wooing new investors with long-term strategies.

Steven Nelson, President and Chairman - Moderator

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

James McEntee, President and CFO - Panelist

FinTech Acquisition Corp. III

Eric Rosenfeld, CEO - Panelist

Crescendo Partners

01:35 PM

Networking & Coffee Break

02:25 PM

Challenges for Exchange Listing/Asset Management of Trusts (Presentation)

  • Presentation by Kevin Kelly, Senior Director, Morrow Sodali.

02:50 PM

Current Wisdom on Prepping IPOs, Seeking Targets (Panel)

  • Stronger market conditions since 2016 have opened a path for new fundraisers in equity markets.
  • Manage resale restrictions that arise when dealing with illiquid, over the counter companies.
  • Avoid hefty bank fees and underwriting discounts required in a traditional IPO.
  • What investors are looking for.

Craig Clay, President - Moderator

Donnelley Financial Solutions

Mike McCrory, Chairman - Panelist

I-Bankers Securities Incorporated

Jeffrey Schwarz, CEO - Panelist

HL Acquisitions Corp.

David Boris, Co-CEO - Panelist

Forum Merger II Corp.

03:15 PM

Positioning the IPO: Listing on the NYSE, NASDAQ and TSX (Presentation)

  • A conversation with Jay B. Heller, Head of IPO Execution at NASDAQ, Carolyn Saacke, COO of Capital Markets at NYSE, and Julie Shin, Managing Director at Toronto Stock Exchange.

04:05 PM

In Conversation with SPAC Execs, Bankers & Investors (Panel)

  • Notable deals this year.
  • The most popular target sectors.
  • Listing challenges with different exchanges.
  • Notable failures (and what went wrong).

04:45 PM

Closing Remarks and Event Wrap Up

05:35 PM

Cocktails & Reception Hosted by GigCapital

05:45 PM

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Corporate Sponsors

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 extension 20 or charlie@dealflow.com.

Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Breakfast

Luncheon

Cocktail Reception

Event App Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Promotional Sponsors

Call us at (516) 876-8006 or email team@dealflow.com.

Venue

TKP Conference Center

The TKP Conference Center is conveniently located within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Penn Station.

For this event, we have contracted to rent the entire facility to accommodate our attendees and sponsors.

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Venue

TKP Conference Center

The TKP Conference Center is conveniently located within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Penn Station.

For this event, we have contracted to rent the entire facility to accommodate our attendees and sponsors.

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