Ari Edelman



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.


3:30 PM - 4:25 PM

Thursday June 24

Spinning & Rolling with SPACs

  • Using SPACs as roll-up vehicles for multiple mergers
  • Prepping a division for a spin-out via SPAC
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