The SPAC Conference 2019

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

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If you missed the conference, you can still benefit from all the education of attending the event. Purchase the archive event kit today or call us at (516) 876-8006 or email team@dealflowevents.com with questions.

February 7, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast (sponsored by Morrow Sodali)

8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM

Presentation

State of The SPAC Market

speaker-1

Doug Ellenoff

Partner
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Speaker

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

Presentation

Recent Trends: Successes and Challenges

speaker-1

Mitch Nussbaum

Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Corporate
Loeb & Loeb

Speaker

9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Panel

SPAC Market Outlook Through 2019

  • 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

speaker-1

Lou Taubman

Partner
HTFL

Panelist

speaker-2

AJ Dunklau

President
Megalith Financial Acquisition Corp.

Panelist

speaker-3

Joe Tonnos

Principal, Associate Portfolio Manager
Meteora Capital

Panelist

speaker-4

Tina Pappas

Managing Director
Jefferies

Panelist

10:25 AM - 10:55 AM

Networking Break

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

Presentation

Navigating the Registration Statement Process

speaker-1

Jay Shepulski

Partner
Withum

Panelist

speaker-2

Mark Deters

Partner
Withum

Speaker

speaker-3

Marc Silverman

Partner
Withum

Speaker

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Presentation

Financial Statement Requirements for Business Combinations

  • 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

speaker-1

Joel Rubinstein

Partner
White & Case

Speaker

speaker-2

Karim Anani

Americas FAAS Transaction Leader
Ernst & Young

Speaker

speaker-3

John Klenner

Partner
Marcum

Panelist

speaker-4

Carlos Alvarez

Managing Director
UBS

Panelist

speaker-5

Stuart Neuhauser

Partner
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Moderator

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Presentation

SPAC Investors and Strategies

speaker-1

Ed Kovary

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets
EarlyBirdCapital

Panelist

12:30 PM - 1:35 PM

Lunch (sponsored by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust)

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Panel

Mechanics of the Redemption Process

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

speaker-1

Steven Nelson

President & Chairman
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

Moderator

speaker-2

James McEntee

President & CFO
FinTech Acquisition Corp III

Panelist

speaker-3

Eric Rosenfeld

CEO
Allegro Merger Corp.

Panelist

speaker-4

Dr. Marlene Krauss

CEO
KBL Merger Group

Panelist

2:20 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Presentation

Working with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

speaker-1

James Cotto

Senior VP, Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Speaker

3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Panel

Current Wisdom on Prepping IPOs, Seeking Targets

  • 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

speaker-1

Craig Clay

President of Global Capital Markets
DFIN

Moderator

speaker-2

Mike McCrory

Chairman
I-Bankers Securities

Panelist

speaker-3

Jeffrey Schwarz

CEO
HL Acquisitions Corp.

Panelist

speaker-4

David Boris

Co-CEO
Forum Merger II Corp.

Panelist

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Panel

Positioning the IPO: Listing on the NYSE, Nasdaq, and TSX

speaker-1

Kevin Kelly

Senior Director
Morrow Sodali

Moderator

speaker-2

Ryan Thomas

Head of Business Development
TMX Group

Panelist

speaker-3

Jay Heller

Head of Capital Markets
Nasdaq

Panelist

speaker-4

Carolyn Saacke

COO
NYSE

Speaker

4:50 PM - 5:35 PM

Panel

In Conversation with SPAC Execs, Bankers & Investors

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

speaker-1

George Kaufman

Partner
Chardan

Moderator

speaker-2

Nathan Leight

Principal Investing Founder
Terrapin Partners

Panelist

speaker-3

James Graf

CEO
Graf Industrial Corp.

Panelist

speaker-4

Howard Fischer

Managing Partner
Basso Capital Management

Panelist

5:35 PM - 5:45 PM

Closing Remarks

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Cocktail Reception (sponsored by GigCapital)

Our 2019 Sponsors

PREMIER SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

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NETWORKING SPONSORS

GigCapital
Marcum logo
EarlyBirdCapital
Morgan Stanley logo

SILVER SPONSORS

Ernst & Young
UBS logo

PROMOTIONAL SPONSORS

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