Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

SPACs

Ropes & Gray is a key player in the SPAC arena, representing the full range of constituencies—sponsors, SPACs, underwriters, investors and initial business combination targets and their owners. We represent clients across all major industries and throughout the SPAC lifecycle, from formation and sponsor matters to IPO, and in the eventual initial business combination and related financing arrangements such as PIPEs.

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Ropes & Gray has extensive experience representing SPAC sponsors, issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, including the largest SPAC IPO ever (Pershing Square Tontine Holdings) and the fastest debut SPAC offering ever (Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp.). Ropes & Gray also offers a leading M&A practice, with depth across all key sectors, including TMT, health care, consumer, entertainment, financial services, energy & infrastructure, industrials and more. Clients benefit from our deep knowledge of complex structuring considerations, deal dynamics, market trends and key terms in the full suite of SPAC documents, as well as the breadth of our capital markets and M&A capabilities.

SPAC 

Our attorneys have experience advising in connection with SPAC transactions across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Issuer. Representing the issuer in a pending SPAC IPO for an acquisition in the healthcare services sector
  • Longview Acquisition Corp. Represented Longview Acquisition Corp. in its $414 million IPO
  • SC Health Corporation. Represented SC Health Corporation in its $172.5 million IPO
  • CHP Merger Corp. Represented CHP Merger Corp. in its $300 million IPO
  • CitiGroup. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO for Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp.
  • Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. Represented the underwriters in the $460 million IPO for Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
  • Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Represented the underwriters in the $350 million IPO for NextGen Acquisition Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs and Jefferies. Representing the underwriters in the pending SPAC IPO for BCLS Acquisition

  • Altimeter Growth Corp. Represented Altimeter Growth Corp. in its $500 million IPO
  • Lefteris Acquisition Corp. Representing Lefteris Acquisition Corp. in its pending SPAC IPO
  • Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. Represented Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. in its $690 million IPO
  • Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO for Cerberus Telecom Acquisition
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $414 million SPAC IPO for Holicity, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs. Represented the underwriters in the $240 million IPO for dMY Technology Group, Inc. II
  • UBS Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $414 million IPO for Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp.
  • Chardan Capital Markets. Represented the underwriters in the $115 million IPO for PTK Acquisition Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Securities. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO for Vector Acquisition Corp.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and JP Morgan. Represented the underwriters in the $450 million IPO for TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp.
  • Morgan Stanley. Represented the underwriter in the $690 million IPO for Reinvent Technology Partners
  • KBW. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO for byNordic Acquisition Corporation
  • UBS Securities. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO for an acquisition in the technology sector
  • Morgan Stanley and Cantor Fitzgerald. Represented the underwriters in the $345 million IPO for Thunder Bridge Acquisition II
  • Goldman Sachs and UBS Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $230 million IPO for dMY Technology Group, Inc.
  • Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and BofA Securities. Representing the underwriters in the pending SPAC IPO for H.I.G Acquisition Corp.

  • Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corp. Representing Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corp. in its pending IPO
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and Goldman Sachs. Represented the underwriters in the $600 million IPO for TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp.

  • Deutsche Bank Securities, CitiGroup and JP Morgan. Represented the underwriters in the $275 million IPO for Experience Investment Corp.
  • Goldman Sachs. Represented the underwriter in the $300 million IPO for Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.
  • Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. Represented Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. in its $400 million IPO

  • Sandbridge Acquisition Corp. Represented Sandbridge Acquisition Corp. in its $230 million IPO
  • The Issuer. Representing the issuer in a pending asset manager sponsored IPO
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and JP Morgan. Represented the underwriters in the $350 million IPO for TPG Pace Beneficial Financial Corp.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and Goldman Sachs. Represented the underwriters in the $690 million IPO for Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.
  • Citigroup, Jefferies and UBS Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $4 billion IPO for Pershing Square Tontine Holdings.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and Credit Suisse. Represented the underwriters in the $201 million IPO for Oaktree Acquisition Corp.
  • Deutsche Bank and CitiGroup. Represented the underwriters in the $250 million IPO for Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II
  • UBS Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $300 million IPO for Juniper Industrial Holdings
  • Goldman Sachs. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO
  • Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. Representing the underwriters in a pending SPAC IPO for an acquisition sponsored by a premier asset manager
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and Goldman Sachs. Represented the underwriters in the $450 million IPO for Conyers Park II Acquisition
  • Deutsche Bank Securities. Represented the underwriter in the $250 million IPO for DiamondPeak Holdings Corp.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $400 million IPO for Gores Metropoulos
  • Deutsche Bank Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $400 million IPO for Gores Holdings III
  • Deutsche Bank Securities. Represented the underwriters in the $400 million IPO for Gores Holdings IV
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