Despite Slowdown in SPAC Activity, Opportunities Remain

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Christopher M. Barlow C. Michael Chitwood Gregg A. Noel

Partners Christopher Barlow, Michael Chitwood and Gregg Noel discuss recent challenges in the SPAC market, including proposed SEC rules and continued regulatory scrutiny, the tightening of the PIPE market, trends in SPAC litigation and a new excise tax on stock buybacks. While these factors will further the decline in number of deals and IPOs seen in the first half of 2022, the authors point out where the market will continue to be active.