Ari Edelman

Partner

Moderator

Reed Smith

Ari is a partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group in the New York office. He focuses his practice on capital markets, including special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), initial public offerings (IPOs), and other public and private equity offerings. Ari has represented issuers, target companies, underwriters and placement agents in approximately 80 SPAC IPO and de-SPAC transactions with an aggregate market value of over $15 billion dollars.

In addition to his capital markets practice, Ari has represented issuer and underwriter clients in numerous other IPOs and has represented companies in both public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions. He also advises clients on general corporate matters.

Topic

4:25 PM - 5:05 PM

Thursday June 24

The Special Meeting to Approve the Merger - How to Handle Retail Investors

  • How have shareholder meetings changed in 2021
  • What to expect and how to prepare for the retail battle
  • Who are the new shareholders buying
  • How much time is needed to solicit votes to approve the business combination
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