Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) Virtual Conference: Financial Reporting & SEC Filing

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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) Virtual Conference: Financial Reporting & SEC Filing

CPE Credit: 8 Hours

Price: $499.00

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting



SPACs are the hottest investment topic right now. Designed as an alternative to traditional IPOs, SPACs offer a quick and easy way to raise capital to acquire—and go public with—an existing private company.

In this in-depth Virtual Conference, our experts will discuss the pros and cons of SPACs, including potential legal and accounting issues, the short life and long-term outlook of a SPAC, financial reporting and SEC filings, identifying and acquiring a target company, and how they’ve grown in popularity since the pandemic.


•  Capital Market Trends

•  Anatomy of a SPAC

•  Financial Accounting & SEC Reporting

•  Identifying an Acquisition, including Due Diligence & Valuation

•  Operating as a Public Company


LEARNING OBJECTIVE  To provide an overview of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and an in-depth explanation of financial
reporting and SEC filing requirements.

DELIVERY METHOD  Group Internet-Based.



Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:00 AM

Capital Market Trends & Anatomy of a SPAC
 – 10:15 AM
SPACs have become increasingly popular in recent years. These “blank check companies” provide an alternative to the traditional IPO process, allowing investors to raise capital for the purchase of an existing private company before going public with it. In addition to exploring the key legal and accounting issues that must be addressed when establishing a SPAC, this session will cover:
• Reviewing Capital Sources
Definition of a SPAC & Recent Popularity
• Comparing IPOs vs. Direct Listings vs. SPACs

• Financing & Structuring Deals
The Role of Sponsors
• Explanation of Private Investment in Public Entity (PIPE)
• Timeline of a SPAC
• Tax Considerations


10:15  – 10:25 AM

Financial Accounting & SEC Reporting 
10:25 AM – 12:40 PM
The popularity of SPACs has not gone unnoticed by the SEC. A panel of financial accounting and legal experts will provide you with an in-depth explanation of:
Financial Reporting Requirements
Preparing Pro Formas
Filing Requirements with the SEC
Preparing Registration Statements
Walkthrough of a Registration Statement
Accounting for Reverse Merger
Preparing the MD&A
Special Disclosures

12:40 – 1:25 PM

Identifying an Acquisition
1:25 – 2:25 PM
Finding the right target company is the goal of any SPAC. In this session, our panel of experts will advise you on what to look for when acquiring a private company, and delve into:
Due Diligence Requirements
Letter of Intent Process
Acquisition Agreement
Arrangements with Underwriters & Market Communication
Valuation Issues
Contracts & Closing the Deal

2:25 – 2:30 PM

Operating as a Public Company
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Public companies often risk regulatory scrutiny, not to mention severe penalties. Avoid trouble by following the rules and regulations for:
Reporting Requirements as a Public Company 
Audit Requirements
Corporate Governance
Internal Controls over Financial Reporting Considerations
SOX 404 Compliance

Closing Comments
4:30 – 4:45 PM

Conference Ends
4:45 PM



Mark Boheim, Director, Business Performance Improvement, Protiviti

A.J. Ericksen, Partner, White & Case LLP

Matt Kautz, Partner, White & Case LLP

Polia Nair, Partner, National Director  SEC Regulatory Matters, CohnReznick

Charles Soranno, Managing Director, Protiviti

Gerry Spedale, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Sean Wheeler, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


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