Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs) - What are they and why are they getting so much attention?

November 08, 2021 • 12:30 AM • Law School 3041

In this hour-long lunch session, seasoned SPAC investor Shami Patel, JD/MBA '97, speaks about SPACs, special purpose investment vehicles which have become an increasingly active sector of the IPO market, raising pools of funds for sponsors to invest in acquisition targets. This is an opportunity to learn about this sector of the financial markets and the "de-SPAC" M&A transactions by which they identify and acquire a target, effectively taking it public in a reverse merger. Discussion to be moderated by Caroline Bergman Gottschalk, L'90, M&A partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Senior Lecturing Fellow. Please contact Courtney Scoufis at for more information.