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Coffee with the Experts: SPACs

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) were big news in 2020, breaking records and captivating markets and media alike. Despite sponsor and investor interest from around the globe, SPACs have primarily been a US phenomenon.
  • Will 2021 be a record year for SPAcs or is that bubble about to burst?
  • Will SPACs become an accepted practice?
  • Does "Star Quality" really make a difference?
  • What is the criteria for evaluating whether a SPAC is the right opportunity?

Join us for a conversation on Where SPACs pay off, and where they don't.

Bring your favorite morning brew and join the conversation.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Zoom Virtual Meeting Platform

Speaker Profiles


Jay R. Ritter, PhD
University of Florida

Since 1996, Jay R. Ritter has served as the Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar in the Department of Finance at the University of Florida. Prof Ritter is known as “Mr. IPO” for his work on initial public offerings. During 2014-15, he served as president of the Financial Management Association. He received his BA, MA, and PhD (1981) degrees in economics and finance from the University of Chicago.


DateCourse Title/DescriptionStart
Apr 27, 2021 Where SPACs Pay Off, And Where They Don't Jay R. Ritter, PhD 8:30 A

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