Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) continue to pique investor interest as an attractive mechanism through which a private company can raise growth capital and become a publicly traded entity. As of June 2021, 330 SPACs have raised nearly $105 billion, a significant jump compared to previous years, according to SPAC Research. Further, SPACs and de-SPAC transactions are on the radar of the Securities and Exchange Commission which continues to consider investor protection measures.

Please join Bass, Berry & Sims and J.P. Morgan on September 14 at 11:00 a.m. Central for a complimentary webinar exploring the continued interest in the use of SPACs and lessons learned from the trenches. Bass, Berry & Sims Private Equity Chair and Healthcare Private Equity Team Co-Chair, Ryan Thomas, will lead a discussion with panelists Jay Knight, Member and Capital Markets Team Chair at Bass, Berry & Sims and Eric Rabinowitz, Managing Director and Healthcare M&A Co-Head at J.P. Morgan who will share their first-hand experiences. Speakers will cover the following topics:

  • History of the SPAC and de-SPAC structure.
  • Advantages and disadvantages compared to a traditional IPO or M&A transaction.
  • Rise in popularity of SPACs in healthcare sector.
  • Potential private investment in public equity (PIPE) financing considerations.
  • De-SPAC transaction lessons learned.

Register for this webinar here.

Who Should Attend?

  • Private company executives and directors considering capital raising and IPO alternatives.
  • Private equity fund managers and portfolio company executives considering whether to become a SPAC sponsor and/or engage in a de-SPAC transaction as an exit strategy.
  • In-house counsel at the above institutions.
  • M&A advisors.
  • Other interested professionals and advisors.


Submit questions upon registration or email them to Allison Stites.


Tennessee CLE
This program has been approved for one hour of General Tennessee CLE credit. Please provide your BPR number upon registration in order for Bass, Berry & Sims to report your participation to the Tennessee CLE Commission following the webinar.

Other State CLE
Bass, Berry & Sims does not seek direct accreditation from states outside of Tennessee, but some states allow attorneys to earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission. Certificates of completion and other common supporting documents will be provided for use in jurisdictions outside of Tennessee.

About the Bass, Berry & Sims Corporate & Securities Practice

Public and private companies of all sizes across a variety of industries turn to Bass, Berry & Sims for counsel on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; capital markets transactions; special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and de-SPAC transactions; executive compensation issues; corporate governance; ESG matters; and shareholder activism. We serve as primary corporate and securities counsel to numerous public companies and have counseled on more than 150 deals ranging in size from $20 million to more than $15 billion over the past two years. Click here to learn more about the Corporate & Securities Practice at Bass, Berry & Sims.