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Stephen Pincus at the The Canadian Institute’s 19th Annual Securities Superconference


Lawyer Stephen Pincus
Area Corporate Finance and Securities


February 17 - 18, 2009
Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
11:30:  SPACs are Here: Now What?

Speaker:  Stephen Pincus, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • What are SPACs?
  • For what types of transactions and clients are they appropriate?
    • what size of deal?
  • What benefits do they offer?
  • How are they structured?
  • What do you have to do to get one approved?
  • What is the time limit, and what happens if it is not met?
  • How much has to or should be put in trust?
  • How are investment banking commissions structured?
  • What can the SPAC do before it does the qualifying transaction?
  • What could they mean to the Canadian IPO market?
  • SPACs as a supplement to conventional equity and debt financing
  • The first Canadian SPACs, if any, at the time of the conference
  • SPACs as an M&A alternative