In an uncertain market for IPOs, special purpose acquisition companies have become increasingly popular. Many prominent executives and private equity firms have launched their own SPACs and are actively seeking acquisition targets.

This event offers a forum for discussion about recent deal activity and why SPACs and other alternative IPO techniques have been gaining in popularity.

Since 2008, The SPAC Conference hosted by DealFlow Events has offered the largest gathering of investors, bankers and management teams in the business.

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.

Event Speakers

Our panelists and presenters are thought leaders in the industry.

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

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

Opening Remarks

Overview of the 2017/2018 SPAC Market (Presentation)

  • Discussion of changes to the structure of SPACs.
  • Recap of current market dynamics and 2018 forecast.
  • Recent private equity entrants and their perspective.
  • Understanding the evolution of the market.

The SPAC Solution: A Look Toward the Future (Panel)

  • Will private equity investors continue to see this as a reliable liquidity solution?
  • Understanding the Wall Street vs. Silicon Valley culture clash and its impact on traditional IPOs.
  • SPACs as an alternative to small stock IPOs and alternative going-public techniques.
  • Will SPACs be a better long-term fit for tech companies?

Navigating the Registration Statement Process (Presentation)

  • Initial S-1 registration statement filing process.
  • Pricing and closing of the IPO.
  • Independent registered public accountant’s involvement in the process.
  • Important items and pitfalls that sponsor groups should consider.

Networking & Coffee Break

SPAC IPO Structuring Alternatives (Panel)

  • Unit and warrant structure.
  • Sponsor’s at-risk capital.
  • Forward purchase agreements.
  • Onshore vs. offshore SPACs.
  • Use of IPO proceeds for expenses.

Private Equity & Venture Capital Roundtable Discussion (Panel)

  • Roundtable discussion of private equity and venture investors
  • Changing approach to identifying acquisition targets
  • Discussion of different sector strategies
  • Navigating conflicts of interest

SPACs: By the Numbers (Presentation)

  • State of the market presentation
  • Analysis of money raised, merger activity, current deals
  • Popular target areas, discussion of deal size, and new fund sources

Lunch Hosted by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

Merger Mechanics: Understanding the SPAC Business Combination (Panel)

  • Legal and accounting requirements.
  • Navigating proxy statement/S-4 reporting requirements.
  • Transitioning from business combination filings through closing.
  • The practicalities of getting a deal done.

Networking & Coffee Break

Transitioning from Blank Check to Operating Company (Panel)

  • Examining ways to work with shareholders to get the vote.
  • Strategies to build a new shareholder base.
  • Creating post-merger liquidity.
  • Understanding trading dynamics post-merger.

Everything You Need to Know about SPAC Deal Documentation (Presentation)

  • NDA’s, LOI’s and engagements with advisors.
  • Agreements related to SPAC deal sponsors.
  • Indemnifications, fairness opinions and insurance issues.
  • Customary (and non-customary) reps and warranties.

The Listing Options: OTC, AIM, LSE, NYSE American, NYSE, and NASDAQ (Panel)

  • Overview of the listing requirements of each market/exchange.
  • Review of current trading SPACs.
  • Is there an ideal market for smaller offerings?
  • Update on capital pool companies (CPCs).

Closing Remarks and Event Wrap Up

Cocktails & Reception Hosted by EarlyBirdCapital

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Gold Sponsors

Breakfast

Luncheon

Cocktail Reception

Silver Sponsors

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.

REGISTER TODAY

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.

REGISTER TODAY
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