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Dechert LLP

2022 Global Private Equity Outlook

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The global private equity (PE) industry is scorching hot. Pent-up demand for deals was unleashed in H2 2020 following a brief hiatus as the COVID-19 pandemic sent economies all over the world into lockdown. As we head towards...more

Cooley LLP

2021 Update: 10 Key Considerations for Going Public with a SPAC

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It is a reasonable extrapolation – and we are nothing at Cooley if not wildly reasonable – that, since the beginning of time, more operating companies are considering going public through a merger with a SPAC (Special Purpose...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Proposed Excise Tax on Stock Repurchases Has Far-Reaching Implications for Corporate Transactions

In legislative text released October 28, 2021, the House Rules Committee proposed to impose a 1% excise tax on stock repurchases by publicly traded companies starting in 2022. If the provision is enacted, corporations will...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - October 2021

This update provides an overview of key regulatory developments in the past three months relevant to companies listed or planning to list on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx), and their advisers. In particular,...more

Goodwin

Hong Kong SPAC Regime Under Consultation; What to Expect From Potential New Parameters

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On September 17, 2021, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“SEHK”) published a consultation paper on the proposed Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPAC”) listing regime in Hong Kong, setting out the initial framework with...more

Morgan Lewis

Important Considerations for SPAC Investments in the Automotive and Mobility Sectors

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Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been around for decades, but have grown in size and prominence in recent years. Last year, 237 SPAC IPOs raised approximately $80 billion. Q1 2021 eclipsed that entire year’s...more

Morgan Lewis

SPACs Arrive in Hong Kong

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The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) has issued the much-anticipated consultation paper on creating a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The listing rules of the HKEx (Listing Rules) generally...more

Morgan Lewis

How the SPAC Frenzy Is Conquering the Clean Energy World

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Transactions involving a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) accounted for more than 50% of new publicly listed US companies in 2020. Described as the new way to go public, SPAC transactions have proven to be an...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

What’s the Deal? – Rule 144A

What’s the Deal? An ATM offering is a follow-on offering of securities utilized by publicly traded companies in order to raise capital over a period of time. In an ATM offering, an issuer sells newly issued shares into...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: Early SEC Enforcement Trends from Chairman Gary Gensler’s First 100 Days

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Gary Gensler was sworn in as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2021. Chairman Gensler has promised to strengthen transparency and accountability in the financial markets. Under Chairman Gensler, we...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

“Do Your Homework!”: SEC Order Sends Strong Message to SPAC Participants on Due Diligence

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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on July 13, 2021 that it settled fraud charges against a special purpose acquisition company, its sponsor, its sponsor’s CEO and its proposed merger target for making...more

Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes

SEC Chair Gensler Testifies on “Unprecedented Surge” in SPACs

SPACs remain on everyone’s mind, especially the country’s chief regulator. On May 26, 2021, SEC Chair Gary Gensler testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on “key capital...more

Allen & Overy LLP

The role of Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) in financing SPACs business combinations

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PIPEs generally involve private equity funds, hedge funds and other private financial investors acquiring minority stakes in a SPAC, as a public listed company, at a significant discount to the market price of the SPAC’s...more

White & Case LLP

Healthcare M&A delivers promising first quarter

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Dealmaking within the PMB sector enjoyed an impressive start as companies across the globe embarked on their post-pandemic recovery - The global pharma, medical and biotech (PMB) sector saw US$95.4 billion in deal...more

Perkins Coie

SEC Speaks Out on SPACs

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When a significant volume of capital is raised from investors through nontraditional capital markets transactions, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is sure to follow with increased scrutiny. The SEC made that...more

Proskauer - The Capital Commitment

The Ripples Behind the SPAC Wave

The past year saw a burst in popularity of SPACs. More than half of companies that went public in 2020 did so using a SPAC on their way to raising over $80 billion in proceeds, and so far in 2021 SPAC offerings far outpace...more

Allen Matkins

PropTech Update - March 2021

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PropTech trends and strategies for landlords - Allen Matkins – March 9 - A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Allen Matkins explored trends in real property technology (PropTech) and strategies for landlords to...more

Proskauer - The Capital Commitment

Top Ten Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Private Funds in 2021

The regulatory and litigation risks for private funds are greater than at any time since the financial crisis in 2008. Just a few examples prove the point: the pandemic (which caused extraordinary volatility in revenues and...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

A SPAC Primer

Nary a day goes by when we do not get an inquiry about SPACs. This primer provides you with an introduction to SPACs. Among other things, it explains what a SPAC is, lays out the economic terms of the equity offered in a SPAC...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SPACs: Reshaping M&A and IPOs for European Companies

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also referred to as “blank check” companies, have reached record numbers in the United States, with 242 SPACs conducting an initial public offering (IPO) on either NYSE or Nasdaq...more

Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes

SPACs Explained, in Five Minutes or Less

In the financial world, 2020 was the year of the SPAC. During the past few years, many Silicon Valley start-ups were chomping at the bit to get listed and cash out via initial public offering (IPO). And in 2020, over half of...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

SPAC 101 – Selected Q&A

On January 27 and 28, 2021, over 300 participants joined Morrison & Foerster’s webinars on “SPAC 101- Is 2021 the Year of SPACs in Asia?” where Partners Mitchell S. Presser, Justin R. Salon, and Ruomu Li led an in-depth...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Year of the SPAC

Transactions by special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, exploded in 2020, resulting in a 320% increase in the number of SPAC initial public offerings (IPOs) compared to 2019. SPACs have been around for 15 years and...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

2021 Forecast for UK M&A and IPOs: Delayed Gratification?

Many commentators predicted a boom in M&A and initial public offerings (IPOs) in the U.K. in 2020, a year that proved making predictions is a risky business. As we enter 2021, however, there are good reasons to believe that...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Recent Cases Highlight Supply and Demand Imbalance In the SPAC Market

By mid-2020, special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) had already set records, with over $22 billion in deal value. The massive amount of SPAC capital being raised has created a huge demand for suitable acquisition...more

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