Derek Kearns

Managing Director, SPAC Practice Leader


Centri Consulting

Derek joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in September 2020 and brings over 20 years of accounting experience in both public and private industries. Derek leads the Centri SPAC Practice that focuses on SPAC and De-SPAC transactions, serving SPAC and target companies across multiple service lines including audit and IPO readiness, financial reporting, technical accounting, valuation and risk advisory services.

He also has significant experience with international and domestic public filers in the technology, media and telecommunications sector, the mining industry and merchant services, as well as experience in the cannabis industry, manufacturing and employee benefit plans. Derek’s focus has been on SEC filings, including IPO registration statements, accounting for complex debt and equity transactions, business combination accounting, as well as international consolidations.


    2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

    Wednesday June 28, 2023

    Why De-SPACs Remain a Great Option

    • Why the De-SPAC option remains a viable path to accessing the capital markets
    • Transaction update: Number of deals announced and closed, with commentary on notable transactions
    • Understanding specific challenges in the capital markets as it relates to SPACs
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