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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

We offer a team of client-focused legal advisors who provide creative and innovative solutions to complex, fast moving SPAC transactions. A hallmark of Simpson Thacher is our ability to provide commercial pragmatic advice based on insights from our broad transactional experience and deep legal knowledge of a rapidly evolving area. This is especially relevant as we assist our clients as they consider the opportunities and implications of using this alternative means of raising capital.

“The firm is fantastic. They are terrific lawyers and great business professionals.”
Chambers Global (quoting a client)

As a preeminent law firm across M&A transactions, IPOs, PIPEs and other financing transactions, our multidisciplinary team has the depth and breadth of experience to help clients navigate each step of the SPAC lifecycle. We understand the legal and business considerations of parties on all sides of these transactions whether advising on the formation and IPO debut of a SPAC; the SPAC sponsor or underwriter participating in an IPO; a SPAC or target company in a business combination transaction (“de-SPAC” transaction) or an investor or placement agent involved in a PIPE financing in connection with a de-SPAC transaction. Additionally, subsequent to consummation of a de-SPAC transaction, we guide clients in the resale shelf registration process and ongoing public company operational and governance matters, including unique considerations for former SPACs.

Our team is also closely monitoring regulatory and market developments and remains agile in adapting to the evolving landscape.

Our recent experience includes advising:
CBRE Acquisition Holdings, EJF Acquisition Corp. and Generation Asia I Acquisition Limited in their SPAC IPOs
EJF Acquisition Corp. in its business combination with Pagaya Technologies Ltd.
Primavera Capital Acquisition Corporation in its announced business combination transaction with Lanvin Group
CBRE Acquisitions Holdings, Inc. in its $1.58 billion merger with Altus Power, Inc.
Paysafe in its announced $9 billion business combination with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II
Silver Lake Partners in SoFi’s $8.65 billion business combination with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V
Supernova Partners Acquisition Company in its $3 billion business combination with Offerpad
Finance of America Companies in its announced $1.9 billion business combination with Replay Acquisition Corp.
Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. in its $1.35 billion business combination with A Place for Rover, Inc.
Placement agents in the PIPE financing in Nextdoor’s merger with Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co. II

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