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SPAC Update: Tremors Felt from Proposed SPAC Rules as Investment Bank Signals Retreat

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In a little more than a month, the SEC's proposed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) rules have started to reshape the market landscape. In a concise statement issued on May 9, a prominent investment bank announced it...more

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SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee discusses climate disclosure and SPAC proposals

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On Friday, the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee held a virtual meeting to discuss two of the SEC’s recent rulemaking initiatives: climate disclosure and SPACs, particularly as those proposals, if...more

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SEC's Proposed SPAC Rules: A Closer Look at the Proposed Rules

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On March 30, 2022, the commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved much-anticipated proposed rules relating to special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”). Please see full Publication below...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Sweeping SEC Proposals Raise Significant Concerns for SPAC Market

On March 30, the SEC released comprehensive proposals for rule changes that would materially expand the liability regime for SPAC transactions, including by limiting the availability of a commonly used safe harbor for...more

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SEC Proposes Rules Governing SPACs and De-SPAC Transactions

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The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) market is facing both a new set of rules and amendments to rules already in place under the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Last month, the U.S....more

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California Court of Appeal Upholds Federal Forum Provision Covering State-Court IPO Securities Class Actions

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On April 28, 2022, the California Court of Appeal issued a much-anticipated decision in Wong v. Restoration Robotics, Case No. A161489, enforcing a forum selection clause contained in a corporate charter provision that...more

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Has the SPAC Bubble Burst? Part 2: The SEC’s New Rules

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Lynda A. Bennett continues her conversation with Capital Markets & Securities partner Jared Kelly and Yelena Dunaevsky, Esq., Vice President, Transactional Insurance at Woodruff Sawyer, about SPACs, deSPACs, the SEC’s new...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

The SEC Moves to Close the (IPO) Back Door

On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules focused on special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and subsequent business combination transactions between SPACs and private operating...more

McCarter & English, LLP

SEC Proposes Amendments to Rules Affecting SPACs

The commissioners of the SEC have proposed new rules and amendments that would require greater disclosures from special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The proposed rules were made in reaction to concerns over the...more

Fenwick & West Life Sciences Group

Going Public Report: IPOs, SPACs and Direct Listings Facing Headwinds in 2022 After Record Year - 2021 Milestones and 2022 Outlook

Following a record-breaking year for IPOs and other going-public transactions in 2021, the beginning of 2022 has presented a challenging environment. That’s largely a result of volatile market conditions due to the ongoing...more

White & Case LLP

SEC Proposes Rules to Regulate SPACs

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On March 30, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in a three-to-one vote of its commissioners divided along political lines, approved the issuance of proposed rules regarding special purpose...more

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Writing on the Wall for SPAC Underwriters? New SEC Rule Increases Exposure and Risks

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Last week, Holland & Knight's experienced Corporate, M&A and Securities Team dove into the details of the SEC's recent rule proposal covering enhanced disclosures for SPACs and de-SPAC transactions. As detailed in the post,...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

SEC Proposes Extensive New Rules Applicable to SPACs and de-SPAC Transactions

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On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed a set of rules and amendments governing special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) that will, if adopted, impose significant new regulatory...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

SEC Proposes New SPAC Rules

On March 30, 2022, the SEC released highly anticipated proposed rules for transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). If adopted in their current form, these rules would purport to make wide-ranging...more

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SEC Releases Proposal to Enhance Disclosures for SPACs and De-SPAC Transactions

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In this post, Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Team unpacks the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) recent rule proposal covering enhanced disclosures for SPACs and de-SPAC transactions. Next week,...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

SEC Proposes Sweeping Regulations Regarding SPAC and De-SPAC Transactions that Could Have a Chilling Effect on SPACs and Other...

On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules and amendments relating to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The SEC indicated these proposals are meant to enhance...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

SEC Proposes Rules to Alter Disclosure and Liability Regime for De-SPAC Transactions

SEC Proposed Rule Release 33-11048: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections - On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a series of rules and amendments...more

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Global IPOs: Conclusion

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Going into 2022, the stage was set for a quieter year for IPOs than the buoyant 2021: Inflation worries and the specter of interest rate hikes had led some investors to pull out of equities, as had projections of slower GDP...more

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SEC Proposes New Rules to Enhance Disclosure and Investor Protection Relating to SPACs and Projections – Impact on Target...

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new rules and amendments (the Proposed Rules) to enhance disclosure and expand liability in initial public offerings by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

SEC Proposed New Rules to More Tightly Regulate SPAC Activity

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules and amendments to enhance disclosure and investor protection in initial public offerings (IPOs) and in business combination...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Disclosure Tune-Up Proposed for Projections

In its recently proposed rules that relate primarily to SPACs and shell companies, the SEC did propose certain changes relating to projections that would apply to all reporting companies. In particular, the proposed...more

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Latin American IPOs surged on the back of tech listings

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IPOs of Latin America-based companies enjoyed a robust year in 2021, especially when it came to listings in Brazil in sectors like fintech - In line with global trends, Latin American issuers recorded surging IPO volumes...more

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Complete Guide to the TASE IPO Process

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently published an updated version of its guide regarding the IPO process in Tel Aviv.    This guide explains the IPO process in Israel and provides essential information to...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

SEC Proposes a “Sea Change” Set of New Rules Applicable to SPACs and Other Market Participants

On March 30, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new rules and amendments to existing rules and forms (the “Proposed Rules”) addressing the treatment of special purpose acquisition companies...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Is the party over? SEC proposes substantial new requirements for SPACs and de-SPAC transactions

On March 30, 2022, the SEC approved by a 3-1 vote a proposal to effect significant changes to disclosure and liability rules governing SPACs, including de-SPAC transactions, or “SPAC target IPOs” as referred to by Chairman...more

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