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Ramey Layne (MACM/HOU) is a panelist for the Museum of American Finance’s virtual panel discussion titled, “SPACs: The New IPO?” In this program, industry leaders involved in different aspects of taking companies public will discuss the role of SPACs as an increasingly popular alternative to the more traditional IPO, including:

  • Addressing upcoming regulatory and legislative scrutiny
  • Trends in SPAC structures (e.g. anchor investors, trust accounts, redemptions)
  • Outlook in 2022 and beyond for the SPAC vs. traditional IPO path to the public markets
  • Alignment of incentives among different constituencies in a SPAC
  • SPACs as an investment opportunity

The panel discussion will be moderated by Sonali Basak, Global Wall Street Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, and will feature (see speaker bios here):

  • Andrew Cohen: Founder & CIO, Difesa Capital Management
  • E. Ramey Layne: Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • David Panton: Managing Partner, SPAC Operations, Navigation Capital Partners, LP
  • Eklavya Saraf: Global Head of Spac Listings and Managing Director of Listing Services, Nasdaq

This program is FREE, but advance registration is required.


5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. ET | Virtual