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Statement in Response to Recent Claims Brought Against Special Purpose Acquisition Companies With Respect to the Investment Company Act of 1940

USA - August 27 2021 Recently a purported shareholder of certain special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) initiated derivative lawsuits asserting that the SPACs are…

Vlad M. Bulkin, Timothy J. Kirby, Lawrence D. Levin, Richard D. Marshall, Mark D. Wood

Client Alert: SEC Approves Nasdaq's Board Diversity Disclosure Requirements

USA - August 16 2021 On August 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Nasdaq listing rules implementing new board diversity disclosure requirements that…

Matthew S. Brown, Vlad M. Bulkin, Farzad Damania, Jennifer L. Howard, Timothy J. Kirby, Lawrence D. Levin, Jeffrey R. Patt, Mark J. Reyes, Alyse A. Sagalchik, Jonathan D. Weiner, Mark D. Wood

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)

USA - August 5 2021 As SPACs continue to disrupt the traditional IPO market and more private companies successfully go public through SPAC mergers, Katten's…

Mark D. Wood

SPAC to The Future: Despite Slowdown, SPACs Continue to Be Viewed as Favorable Investment Opportunities

USA - May 25 2021 In the first quarter of 2021, 296 initial public offerings (IPOs) of special purpose acquisitions companies (SPACs) were completed. That's 48 more…

Christopher S. Atkinson, Kimberly T. Smith, Mark D. Wood

SEC Statements Regarding SPACs Address Warrants and Projections

USA - April 16 2021 Following the increase in the number of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and the related business combinations between SPACs and private…

Mark J. Reyes, Mark D. Wood