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IPO Edge’s Going-Public Boot Camp with Nasdaq, Gallagher, Vinson & Elkins, Stifel, ICR, GTS

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Ramey Layne and Sarah Morgan were panelists at IPO Edge’s virtual “Going-Public Boot Camp” that took place Tuesday, March 29 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET.

The recent market turmoil has put much of the IPO market in limbo. But when windows to the public market open, what’s required for successful execution? This live event featured speakers from Nasdaq, Gallagher, Vinson & Elkins, Stifel, ICR, and GTS, running approximately 90 minutes and included a live Q&A session with the audience.

Watch the replay here.

Topics Included:

  • Windows of opportunity that may open despite volatility and the war in Ukraine
  • Keys to preparation and readiness that will allow issuers to execute effectively
  • Continued dealmaking by SPACs that have already raised many billions of dollars
  • Other funding and listing strategies such as venture capital and crowdfunding
  • Secondary market trading of IPOs and De-SPACs
  • Assessing complex insurance risks in IPOs and SPACs


Ramey Layne – Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins

Sarah Morgan – Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, Vinson & Elkins

Alysa Craig – Managing Director, M&A, Head of SPAC Practice, Stifel

Craig M. DeDomenico – Managing Director, Equity and Equity-Linked Capital Markets, Stifel

Jack Cassel – Head of US New Listings, Nasdaq

John C. Marchisi – National Director, SPAC Segment, Gallagher

Patrick Murphy – Head of NYSE Market Making & Listing Services, GTS

Brett Parker – President, CFO, Vice Chairman, Bowlero Corp.

Qichao Hu – Founder, CEO, SES AI Corp.

William Dooley – Director, M&A and Activism Advisory Group, Morrow Sodali

Phil Denning – Partner and Head of Special Situations, ICR

John Jannarone – Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge (Moderator)

Jarrett Banks – Editor-at-Large, IPO Edge (Moderator)

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.