Karim Anani

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


Ernst & Young

Karim has more than 23 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries. He has extensive knowledge of special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers covering accounting, reporting, regulatory, operational and integration matters. Karim has lead 50+ SPAC transactions in the past 10 years. Karim advises clients on numerous accounting and financial reporting matters including: mergers and acquisitions, registration statements’ complex accounting matters, policies and procedures, IPOs, debt offerings, purchase accounting, spin-outs, divestitures, valuation-related matters associated with purchase accounting, carve-out accounting, consolidation matters, fresh start and bankruptcy accounting, and other complex accounting matters, as well as compliance with SEC financial reporting requirements for US domestic and foreign private issuers. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of California; and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


2:00 PM - 2:35 PM

Wednesday June 23

The Role of Modern-Day SPAC Sponsors

  • The secret sauce of a successful SPAC sponsor
  • An insider’s view from formation to de-SPAC
  • Tips on critical interactions with other key players in the transaction
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