A SPAC Case Study

A SPAC Case Study

Rupert Walford

25 years: Capital markets

In the last video of this three part video series, Rupert takes us through a case study of a SPAC called Churchill Capital IV who acquired a private electric automobile company called Lucid.

In the last video of this three part video series, Rupert takes us through a case study of a SPAC called Churchill Capital IV who acquired a private electric automobile company called Lucid.

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A SPAC Case Study

6 mins 46 secs

Overview

In order to fully understand how SPACs work, Rupert goes through a case study of a recent real-world example. Specifically the transaction between Churchill Capital Corp IV (CCIV) and Lucid Motors, a privately owned electric car producer.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify the SPAC in this scenario

  • Explain why a SPAC merger was beneficial to both parties

  • Be able to understand SPACs using a real world example

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Rupert Walford

Rupert Walford

Rupert has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry working mainly in international capital markets. He is currently a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in London responsible for ECM Execution and Healthcare ECM and Corporate Broking in Europe. Rupert was previously at Linklaters for 8 years, at UBS Investment Bank for 9 years as Head of Global Capital Markets Legal and as a member of UBS's ECM Execution team and subsequently at Deutsche Bank in Compliance covering ECM and Corporate Broking. Rupert has extensive experience in a wide range of investment banking transactions in EMEA, predominantly in the emerging markets and in particular Russia. He is also a qualified lawyer.

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