Michael Johns



Maples Group

Michael is partner of Maples and Calder's Corporate team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office. Michael's expertise covers all aspects of corporate and securities law, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, SPACs and a broad range of banking, structured finance and capital markets transactions.  His practice focuses on the energy industry and public company listings and corporate governance.


4:40 PM - 5:25 PM

Wednesday June 28, 2023

SPAC IPOs: Structuring Deals in the New Market

  • Why smaller floats are becoming the norm (and that’s not a bad thing)
  • Incentivizing investors with warrants, rights, or both, in an offering
  • How to foster long-term investor confidence in sponsors
  • Why a convincing acquisition thesis is essential
  • How some investors leverage structure to maximize returns regardless of a deal
  • IPO investors vs. PIPE investors: A public relations balancing act
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday June 16, 2022

International Intrigue: Understanding the Overseas SPAC Market

  • Hot spots: Amsterdam, London (France, Sweden and Germany tied for distant 3rd place)
  • Asia emerges as growing SPAC market with Singapore and Hong Kong leading
  • Desire to list on American Exchanges gives US SPACs an edge in many sectors
  • Deal structures, taxes and other cross-border SPAC issues
  • US anti-inversion rules and international M&A
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