What is a SPAC?

What is a SPAC?

Rupert Walford

25 years: Capital markets

This video by Rupert is a brief introduction to SPAC, he begins with introducing SPAC along with the key participants and further takes us through the purpose of a SPAC - and the process of setting one up and executing its strategy.

This video by Rupert is a brief introduction to SPAC, he begins with introducing SPAC along with the key participants and further takes us through the purpose of a SPAC - and the process of setting one up and executing its strategy.

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What is a SPAC?

16 mins 13 secs

Overview

A SPAC is an attractive additional funding mechanism for investment teams and entities to pursue acquisition opportunities, where such opportunities are not immediately apparent or in process. A SPAC can also provide a compelling route to the public markets for private companies, when market conditions allow. Additionally, SPACs can be an attractive downside protected investment for investors, particularly in a low interest rate environment.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is a SPAC?

  • Identify and explain the life of a SPAC from beginning to end

  • Explain the features of a SPAC and the benefits to all parties involved

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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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