Tina Pappas

Managing Director



Tina Pappas is a Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets at Jefferies LLC and has over 30 years of investment banking experience. Ms. Pappas leads Jefferies’ SPAC practice and has completed over 140 SPAC transactions. Ms. Pappas joined Jefferies from FBR & Co., where she was a Managing Director and head of the SPAC practice. Previously, Ms. Pappas was a Managing Director and head of Equity Capital Markets at Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc., one the earliest and most active underwriters of SPACs, where she was a key architect of the revised SPAC structure that was introduced in 2010. Ms. Pappas received a B.S. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.


2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday June 12, 2024

Is a SPAC Renaissance Imminent? The Regulatory and Political Impact on SPAC Evolution

  • SPAC history and evolution based on regulatory and political factors
  • Future projections based on SEC regulations and post-election
  • Discussion of a potential SPAC Renaissance and its possible impact
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Wednesday June 28, 2023

Designing SPAC Transactions to Minimize Risk

  • The role of due diligence in mitigating SPAC lawsuits
  • Why transparency = longevity in the SPAC market
  • Investor support begins with good investor communication
  • Why you want an independent financial advisor’s input
  • Handling SEC scrutiny and reporting outcomes to investors
9:40 AM - 10:25 AM

Thursday February 7, 2019

SPAC Market Outlook Through 2019

  • SPACs continue to be an attractive vehicle for raising capital
  • Market interest remains strong, with IPO Vital Signs reporting 12 SPAC IPOs raising over $2.3 billion by Q3 2018
  • Tech, Biotech and Healthcare companies continue to be prime targets, but for how long?
  • Understanding costs – granting SPAC equity versus paying investment banking fees for traditional IPOs
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Wednesday June 15, 2022

Merger Special Meeting: The Final Hurdle to Approving a Business Combination

  • Arbitrage investors and empty voting
  • Advisory firm recommendations and timing
  • Redemption levels and exchange listing requirements
  • Compressed solicitation window to achieve required vote
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