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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies: The Rising Asset Class of Equity Markets

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SPACs are gaining momentum. They are shaking off their reputation and becoming the hottest asset class in equity markets. But what are the risks, complexities, and challenges associated with SPACs?

During this Hot Topic Friday you will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Why SPACs are increasing in popularity
  • Key Trends to Consider
  • SPAC structure
  • Risks, complexities, and tradeoffs
  • Transaction considerations and challenges

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and interact with speakers during this Hot Topic Friday.


Steven A. Edwards
Partner, Technical Accounting Consulting
Capital Markets Leader

Steven is the Capital Markets Leader in RSM’s Technical Accounting Consulting practice. He has over 25 years’ experience guiding private companies of all sizes with their capital market transactions. Throughout his career, he has supported clients with SPACs, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and divestures. This has included delivering a variety of services, such as IPO readiness, business and IT process and controls improvement solutions, financial reporting and governance advisory services and financial audits.


Victor Kao
Technology Senior Analyst

Victor provides a unique blend of accounting, operations, and IT subject matter expertise, and leads a wide spectrum of enterprise risk advisory projects including internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, business process improvement, and digital and financial transformations. Victor also serves as a senior analyst in RSM’s cutting edge Industry Eminence Program within the Technology, Media and Entertainment vertical, and leverages economy, business, and technology trends to provide research and thought leadership to senior management in order to make confident decisions.


Bill Eggert
Risk Management & Internal Audit

Bill has over 25 years of industry and consulting experience. He has a broad range of experience in business consulting, corporate internal audit, outsourcing and establishing internal audit departments, and all phases of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.
He has assisted several Pre-IPO and recent IPO companies through the SOX compliance process.


Friday, September 18th

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in 120 countries. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, RSM has continued to provide valuable and timely thought-leadership to the middle market through their Coronavirus Resource Center.


CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBD

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Registration is closed, please contact Micky at [email protected] for questions.