The SPAC Conference 2022

Hosted by DealFlow Events

Westchester Country Club | Rye, New York
June 15-16, 2022

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

The SPAC Conference Europe

January 19-20, 2022

Hilton London Bankside

To learn more, contact Charlie Napolitano at (516) 876-8006 ext 20 or charlie@dealflow.com.

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

Alex Vogel

CEO

The Vogel Group

Andrea Betti-Berutto

Chief Technology Officer, Hardware

GigCapital

Ari Edelman

Partner

Reed Smith

Ben Kwasnick

Founder

SPAC Research

Billy Goldstein

Managing Director

CDX Advisors

Brian Hecht

Partner

Katten

Carlos Alvarez

Managing Director

UBS

Craig Clay

President of Global Capital Markets

DFIN

Crocker Coulson

Founder & CEO

AUM Media

Dave Horin

Managing Partner

Chord Advisors

David Bukzin

Vice Chairman

Marcum

David Cohen

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Reinvent Capital

Doug Ellenoff

Partner

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Ed Kovary

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

EarlyBirdCapital

Eduardo Tamraz

Senior Executive

TPG Pace Group

Eklavya Saraf

Global Head of SPACs

Nasdaq

Emily Maier

Senior Vice President, National Group Leader

Woodruff Sawyer

Gavin Cuneo

Co-CEO

CIIG Capital Partners

Glenn Pollner

Partner

WilmerHale

Jason Osborn

Partner

Winston & Strawn

Jennie Dong

Head of SPACs

NYSE

Joel Rubinstein

Partner

White & Case

John Lambert

Partner

KPMG

John Marchisi

National Director – SPAC Segment

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Josh DuClos

Partner

Sidley Austin

Josh Fagen

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

SoFi

Justin Hamill

Partner

Latham & Watkins

Katie Stiner

Vice President of Institutional Equity Sales

Citadel Securities

Karim Anani

Partner, Americas FAAS Transactions Accounting Advisory Leader & SPAC Transactions Leader

Ernst & Young

Kevin Kelly

Senior Director

Morrow Sodali

Kristin Zimmerman

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

Lou Taubman

Partner

HTFL

Marc Deschenaux

Partner

Swiss Financiers

Marc Gabelli

Chairman & CEO

LGL Systems Acquisition Corp.

Matt McCloskey

Managing Director

I-Bankers Securities

Michael Brown

Co-Editor

The Deal

Michael Killourhy

Partner

Ogier

Mitch Nussbaum

Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Corporate

Loeb & Loeb

Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President & Partner

Woodruff Sawyer

Rajiv Shukla

Chairman & CEO, Alpha Healthcare Acq Corp.

SPAC Alpha

Robert Laikin

Chairman

Novus Capital I & II

Scott Rubinsky

Partner, Capital Markets and M&A

Vinson & Elkins

Steve Kaplan

CFO

Ignyte Acquisition Corp.

Steven Nelson

President & Chairman

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Stuart Neuhauser

Partner

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Will Braeutigam

Partner

Deloitte

Yelena Dunaevsky

Vice President, Transactional Insurance

Woodruff Sawyer

Zac McGinnis

Managing Director

Riveron

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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Withum

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Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

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Continental Stock Transfer & Trust

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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@dealflow.com.

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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

Address

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

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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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