SPACs 101


October 15, 2021
12:30 pm - 02:30 pm ET

About the Webinar

Please join us for SPACs 101, Arnold & Porter and Ankura Consulting Group’s joint presentation on the basics of SPAC/De-SPAC legal structures and business terms, as well as on related financing and accounting mechanisms and lessons learned from executives who have gone through the process.


Arnold & Porter:

  • The basic legal structure and business terms of a SPAC
  • Considerations for private equity and hedge funds when doing a SPAC
  • The basic legal structure and business terms of a De-SPAC transaction
  • Variations on the basic structure
  • Recent regulatory and litigation developments

Ankura Office of the CFO™:

  • Multipath process: Sale, IPO vs SPAC
  • Considerations for setting up and preparing for a successful De-SPAC as the target company
  • Accounting right from the start
  • Establishing effective public finance and governance functions
  • Managing the different workstreams
  • Perspectives and lessons learned from executives


  • Elliot Fuhr, Senior Managing Director and Ankura Office of the CFO™ Global Leader
  • Jim Grube, Board Member and Audit Committee Chair of GameStop, former CFO of Vacasa, Chewy, and former SVP Finance of Hilton
  • Greg Ethridge, President, COO and Director of Hennessy Capital