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With the surge in special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) filings in the past year, litigation is likely to follow. Bryan Gividen analyzed the first crop of SPAC-related federal securities lawsuits filed to look for any patterns or common themes that might signal what future litigation will look like.

Published in The Juris Lab Blog

April 23, 2021
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As the wave of SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions continues to build, so too has the scrutiny of these transactions from the SEC and the shareholder plaintiff’s bar.

V&E SPAC & Shareholder Litigation Update

April 9, 2021
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The market witnessed a flurry of renewable energy and clean tech IPOs from 2010-2015 followed by select names in the second half of the decade.
January 13, 2021
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While litigation against special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) has been historically rare, the increase in SPAC offerings and transactions portends increased litigation, particularly with respect to a SPAC’s acquisition of a target company (i.e., the “de-SPACing” transaction).

December 11, 2020
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As the pace of SPAC IPOs continues to set records, evolution of the economic terms has accelerated. We have seen changes to the warrant and promote structure (including “tontine” warrants), call rights motivating cashless exercise of warrants, and warrants in lieu of promote shares.

October 7, 2020
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Event Recap
In this presentation, Ramey Layne, Sarah Morgan and guest speaker Vince Cubbage (Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Tortoise Acquisition Corp.) discussed SPACs and recent transactions.
August 13, 2020
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While the market witnessed a flurry of renewable energy and clean tech IPOs from 2010-2015, they have become much rarer in recent years despite markedly improved market fundamentals.

July 31, 2020
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This primer provides an overview of SPACs, including a comparison to an operating company IPO, their capitalization and economic structure, governance considerations, and the post-IPO target…

January 1, 2020
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Event Recap
In this REIT Series presentation, V&E REIT professionals provided an overview of the SPAC IPO process and discuss certain considerations and potential transaction structures for SPAC business...
October 30, 2019
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Event Recap
In this program, V&E attorneys provided a market update on Up-C Limited Partnerships, Up-C Corporations, Traditional C-Corps, Modified MLPs and SPACs.
September 12, 2018
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V&E partner Ramey Layne breaks down Texas IPO activity over the last 18 months.

First published in The Texas Lawbook

September 6, 2018
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Event Recap
This program covered alternatives to traditional forms of capital raising, including 144A Equity Offerings and Special Purposes Acquisition Companies (SPACs). The presentation looked at recent market...
February 22, 2017
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