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July 21 at 2pm ET: SPACtivism and M&A with Vinson & Elkins, Nasdaq, Gallagher, Stifel, Morrow Sodali, ICR
In the wake of the pandemic, activism has taken surprising new forms, from ESG-driven campaigns to unusual M&A-focused strategies. Even SPACs, which have drawn heavy scrutiny from regulators including the SEC, may soon with up in the crosshairs of agitators in so-called SPACtivism campaigns.

CorpGov, IPO Edge and The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association are pleased to invite you to SPACtivism and M&Aon Wednesday, July 21 at 2pm ET. The event will feature speakers from Vinson & Elkins LLP, Nasdaq, Gallagher, Stifel, Morrow Sodali and ICR, running arpproximately 90 minutes, including a live Q&A session with the audience. John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief of CorpGov and IPO Edge, will moderate. The event will feature data from Sentieo, an AI-enabled research platform.

Topics will include:
- Potential shareholder activism in SPACs
- Vulnerability assessments for SPACs
- Tactics in SPAC activism vs. traditional activism
- Activist-driven M&A
- Considerations around large retail ownership in activist situations

Panelists:
- Lawrence S. Elbaum, Partner and Co-Head of Shareholder Activism, Vinson & Elkins
- Patrick Gadson, Partner and Co-Head of Shareholder Activism, Vinson & Elkins
- Byron Loflin, Global Head of Board Engagement at Nasdaq
- John Marchisi, National Director – SPAC Segment at Gallagher
- Juan Bonifacino, Managing Director, Activism & Contested Situations, Stifel
- Alysa Craig, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stifel
- Paul Schulman, Managing Director – M&A and Activism Advisory Group, Morrow Sodali
- Michael A. Verrechia, Managing Director – M&A and Activism Advisory Group, Morrow Sodali
- Phil Denning, Partner, Co-Head of Special Situations, ICR

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