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About Kevin Manz

Kevin Manz is a counsel in King & Spalding’s Capital Markets practice.

Kevin represents public and private companies in a variety of capital markets and corporate matters spanning a broad range of industries. He has extensive experience advising clients on public and private offerings of both equity and debt securities, including IPOs, secondary offerings, liability management transactions and securities issued in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

About King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.

Event Summary

Special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also known as “blank-check companies,” have recently reemerged as a feasible acquisition vehicle for many private companies. The sole purpose of SPACs is to purchase other companies by raising capital through initial public offerings (IPOs). This type of investment provides considerable advantages to firms and investors such as public listing, capital sourcing, flexible ownership and control, as well as specialized expertise from a SPAC sponsor.

However, although SPACs provide unique benefits and significant investment opportunities, companies and practitioners must still be wary of the potential risks this type of investment brings.

Listen as experienced commercial litigation attorneys Adam Karageorge (The Brattle Group) and Kevin Manz (King & Spalding LLP) offer a comprehensive discussion of the pros and cons of SPACs. Speakers will also talk about the current and emerging SPAC investment trends as well as address how to maximize relevant opportunities while mitigating risk issues.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

• What Are Special-Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)?

• Leveraging SPAC Transactions

• Recent Trends and Developments

• Risks of SPAC Investing

• An Outlook

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