Category: SPACs

SPAC Transactions – Considerations for Target-Company CFOs

Although special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have been used for decades as alternative investment vehicles, they have recently come into vogue as seasoned investors and management teams have turned to SPACs to mitigate the increased market volatility risk of traditional initial public offerings (IPOs). In fact, 2020 has been a record-breaking […]

A Couple of Quick Items Regarding IPO Alternatives

Here are two quick items regarding popular IPO alternatives, SPACs (special purpose acquisition corporations) and primary direct listings: SPACs.  In an interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Thursday, SEC Chair Jay Clayton addressed the recent SPAC frenzy. (Very loosely, SPACs are companies with no real operations formed to […]

Dealmakers Roundtable: SPACs! (webinar) [UPDATED]

Feel like your newsfeed has exploded with press around SPACs? We can help cut through the hype. The Cooley team advising on many in-progress SPAC transactions will share a high-level overview of structure, key considerations and reasons SPACs are so popular. We’ll also attempt to answer the key question of […]

Cell & Gene Meeting on The Mesa (webinar)

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is the sector’s foremost annual conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry to advance cutting-edge research into cures. This conference covers commercialization hurdles facing the cell and gene therapy sector as well as a wide range of topics […]

Bay Area IPO Readiness Workshop (webinar)

Cooley partner Dave Peinsipp, Deloitte and leaders from other organizations well-versed in the IPO, direct listing and SPAC processes share their insights on the next normal. Topics include Current market conditions Regulatory considerations How to prepare for the IPO process Life as a public company Actionable insights from a CFO/controller […]

The 2020 IPO Comeback Series (webinar)

After IPO issuances came to a near-halt in late Q1 and early Q2, the window reopened wide this summer when much-needed liquidity infused the markets and led to one of the strongest months for IPOs in 13 years. This two-part executive webinar series is on the novel challenges of capital […]

10 Key Considerations for Going Public with a SPAC

It is a reasonable extrapolation – and we are nothing at Cooley if not wildly reasonable – that more operating companies are considering going public through a merger with a SPAC (commonly referred to as a backdoor IPO) since the beginning of time. There have been some great examples of […]

Hyliion to Combine With Tortoise, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company

Cooley advised Hyliion, provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, on its agreement to combine with Tortoise, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. The transaction, expected to close in Q3, will drive Hyliion’s corporate expansion and further the development and commercialization of its powertrain […]