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IPO Edge to Host “SPAC to the Future” Forum on March 4
2020 was called the Year of the SPAC as the structure gained institutional support and shattered IPO and M&A records. But with success comes fresh challenges. For those considering launching new SPACs, it may become harder to entice IPO investors who have countless choices and the cost of insurance may be too high to justify.

And once SPACs begin to trade, many have drawn the attention of retail investors, creating a host of new dynamics. Some SPACs run so high on deal chatter that implied valuations are extremely elevated at the time of transaction announcement. In other cases, retail investors who haven’t cast votes prompted delays to deals that are by all other accounts highly supported – including SwitchBack Energy Corp.’s merger with ChargePoint, which last week got the green light.

Hear from a panel of experienced SPAC sponsors and seasoned advisors for an inside take on the next phase of growth.

Panel participants include:
-Jim Mutrie, current Co-CEO and Director, SwitchBack II (NYSE: SWBK) and former CCO and Director, SwitchBack Energy Acquisition (NYSE: SEB)
-Christopher Bradley, Current CFO of Tastemaker Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: TMKR) and Haymaker Acquisition Corp. III (NASDAQ:HYACU)
-Ahmed Fattouh, CEO, InterPrivate
-Karen Snow, Head of U.S. East Coast Listings & Capital Markets, Nasdaq
-Evan Ratner, Portfolio Manager, Easterly SPAC Fund
-Sarah Morgan, Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins
-Barbara Ard, Managing Director, Accounting & Transaction Services Lead, MorganFranklin Consulting
-Phil Denning, Partner, ICR
-Andy Laszlo, Managing Director, Head of Tech, Media & Telecom and SPAC Equity Capital Markets, Mizuho Securities USA
-Hope King, Multimedia Editor, IPO Edge
-Jarrett Banks, Editor-at-Large, IPO Edge
-John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge


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