SPACs

Weil has significant experience involving SPACs or special purpose acquisition companies. Our cross-disciplinary team of highly experienced capital markets, private equity, M&A, tax and executive compensation and employee benefits lawyers brings to bear their deep knowledge and experience in SPAC IPOs and business combinations involving SPACs, including PIPE investments in connection with SPAC business combinations and guide clients throughout the entire SPAC life cycle – before and after a SPAC business combination transaction.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

Over the last several years, SPACs have gone mainstream with numerous private equity sponsors raising SPACs and selling portfolio companies to SPACs, as well as, companies combining with SPACs. Transactions involving SPACs present unique challenges (and opportunities), which require experienced counsel. Weil regularly advises:

  • SPAC sponsors and underwriters in structuring and raising capital for SPACs
  • SPAC sponsors in obtaining forward commitments for SPACs and PIPE investments in connection with acquisitions
  • SPACs in acquiring target companies
  • Private equity sponsors in selling portfolio companies to SPACs
  • Companies combining with SPACs

Given our leading position in this market, we have significant experience with all of the SPAC market participants, including the leading investment bankers, SPAC sponsors, PIPE investors and lawyers advising SPACs.

Representative Experience

SPAC IPOs

50

SPAC Transactions

50

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Named “SPAC Legal Advisory Firm of the Year”

Mergermarket North America M&A Awards 2021

Named a “Leading” Firm for SPACs in the U.S.

Chambers USA 2021

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