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Autumn Webinar Series 2020

European SPACs: Hype or Opportunity?

2020 is set to be the most active year ever for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) in the US. So far this year 133 SPACs listed in the US, raising more than US$50 billion. Despite signs of interest in EMEA, these volumes have yet to translate across the Atlantic.

Why are SPACs so active in the US, but not in EMEA? Are structural or regulatory reasons holding back activity in EMEA? What are the pros and cons of using a SPAC to obtain a listing compared with the traditional IPO route?

In this webinar, we will bring together market experts to debate and comment on these issues, including an introduction by our leading US SPAC expert, Joel Rubinstein.

Ortenca Aliaj
Ortenca Aliaj, M&A Correspondent, Financial Times
Ortenca has written extensively about both the US SPAC market and the lack of European SPACs.
Paddy Evans
Paddy Evans, Head of UK ECM, Citi
Paddy recently lead on the Broadstone Acquisition NYSE SPAC focusing on the UK as well as multiple UK SPACs.
Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál, Senior VP, Head of European Listings, Nasdaq
In  addition to Nasdaq Nordic Exchanges, where there are more than 800 companies listed, Adam is also responsible for the more than 120 European companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the US.

Ferigo Foscari
Ferigo Foscari, Partner, White & Case
Joel Rubinstein
Joel Rubinstein, Partner, White & Case
Jonathan Parry
Jonathan Parry, Partner, White & Case


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Autumn Webinar series