Taking a company public historically referred to a standard IPO where the company sells stock to the market through underwriters. However, over the last several years investors have supported alternative paths to going public, with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) becoming a prominent force and Direct Listings attracting a number of high-profile companies. This session will provide a real-time update on the key public listing trends, highlighting the similarities, differences, and challenges of these processes to help companies evaluate the alternatives and inform their decision-making processes.
• Karim Anani, Americas Financial Accounting Advisory Services Transactions Leader, Ernst & Young LLC
• Mark Schwartz, Head of IPO and SPAC Capital Markets Advisory, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC
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