Weil has significant experience involving SPACs or special purpose acquisition companies. Our cross-disciplinary team of highly experienced capital markets, private equity, M&A and tax lawyers brings to bear their deep knowledge and capital markets and transactional experience in both IPOs and M&A to guide companies and investors throughout the entire SPAC life cycle.

Over the last several years, SPACs have gone mainstream with numerous private equity sponsors raising SPACs and selling portfolio companies to SPACs. SPACs present private equity sponsors with unique challenges – both with respect to raising SPAC capital effecting target company acquisitions by SPACs and when selling portfolio companies to SPACs – 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

Infographic 20+ SPAC IPOs and PIPEs, 10 Billion Dollars Aggregate Value, 35+ SPAC M&A Transactions, 50 Billion Dollars Aggregate Transaction Value

Representative Transactions