Webcast: Raising Capital in the Current Environment III: SPACs

August 26, 2020

Please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Groups as they provide both practical advice and information about the latest legal developments regarding SPACs. Specifically, the panelists will discuss:

  • IPO Market Overview
  • IPO Considerations and Trends
  • Business Combinations –
    • Target Perspective
    • SPAC Perspective
  • London Listed SPACs

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Evan M. D’Amico is a corporate partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. D’Amico advises companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in connection with a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and joint ventures. He also has experience advising issuers, borrowers, underwriters and lenders in connection with financing transactions and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Matthew B. Dubeck is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he practices in the firm’s Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. He advises private equity firms, companies and investment banks across a wide range of industries, focusing on public and private merger transactions, stock and asset sales and joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Mr. Dubeck has particular expertise and experience in the use of transactional liability insurance, such as representation and warranty, tax and litigation risk insurance, to reallocate risk and to consummate transactions more efficiently on superior terms, particularly in the private equity and real estate industries.

Christopher Haynes is an English qualified corporate partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. Chris has extensive experience in equity capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions including advising corporates, investment banks and selling shareholders on initial public offerings (including dual track processes), rights issues and other equity offerings as well as on public takeovers, private company M&A and joint ventures. He also advises on corporate and securities law and regulation.

Stewart McDowell is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Practice Group. Ms. McDowell’s practice involves the representation of business organizations as to capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, corporate governance and general corporate matters. She has significant experience representing both underwriters and issuers in a broad range of both debt and equity securities offerings. She also represents both buyers and sellers in connection with U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments.

Gerry Spedale is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He has a broad corporate practice, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and corporate governance. He has extensive experience advising public companies, private companies, investment banks and private equity groups actively engaging or investing in the energy industry. His over 20 years of experience covers a broad range of the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, oilfield services and utilities.


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