Last year was a record-breaking one for capital raising in life sciences, and 2021’s first quarter was robust for special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions. Now, after a second-quarter SPAC and initial public offering (IPO) slowdown, the outlook for summer SPACs has rebounded just in time for the Morgan Lewis Global Public Academy program, Going Public Through a SPAC: Current Issues for SPAC Sponsors and Private Companies 2021.
Our panelists will discuss some of the most important legal issues for companies considering going public through a SPAC and for SPACs seeking an acquisition target. Topics covered will include the use of private investments in public equity (PIPEs), obtaining shareholder approval for a merger, and the required SEC filings and review process.
Interested in a SPAC primer before the program? Check out our Corporate & Securities Law Advisor article about relevant corporate and securities law issues when undertaking SPAC transactions, or visit our SPAC page for more information on how we can support life sciences companies, SPACs, sponsors, and underwriters in high-profile, complex transactions in the SPAC arena.