Stephen Pincus at Invest Canada '21


Stephen Pincus, Partner, Goodmans LLP joins "The SPAC Boom and the Evolution of the Exit" panel at Invest Canada '21.

The resurgence of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) as an exit tool in 2020 and 2021 has propelled them into the spotlight, making them a powerful force in the IPO and M&A markets. PE and VC firms have begun to think of SPACs as an efficient way to raise capital in an IPO from a new class of retail investors. The question remains: are there risks in going the SPAC route versus the more tenuous IPO journey?

In this session, panelists will provide a 360-degree view of the SPAC market including a recap of recent activity and the notable trends in SPAC structure and transactions. Plus, they’ll dive into the sectors that are the most attractive and the implications for issuers.

When should GPs consider SPACs vehicle versus a traditional IPO? What do IPO investors look for in SPACs and management teams? Panelists will sit down with the Globe and Mail's Sean Silcoff to answer these questions and more.

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