Business Insider Spotlights Ropes & Gray as “Elite Law Firm” in SPAC IPO Boom

In The News
September 18, 2020

Special purpose acquisition companies used to be a small segment of the initial public offering market but are now booming with the deal advice from “elite law firm” including Ropes & Gray.

In a Business Insider article, capital markets partner and co-chair Paul Tropp (New York) notes there is large amount of SPAC IPO deal activity that is coming this fall. "I'm on more live transactions at this point than I have ever been at any time in my career," said Paul.

The IPO is the first major event in a SPAC's legal process, with the second being a merger with an operating company. Attorneys at Ropes & Gray and other elite law firms are advising on SPAC IPOs and increasingly called upon to assist as legal counsel on business combinations involving SPACs.