The SPAC Conference Europe

Hosted by DealFlow Events

December 7-8, 2022
London, UK

The largest forum for networking and discussion of SPACs & alternative IPO techniques. Attend in-person or virtually.

Gain access to the Livestream

The SPAC Conference is Coming to London

The SPAC Conference is the premier event uniting the most influential participants in this specialized market. Participants report year-after-year that this is the best forum available for networking and access to SPAC experts. It’s been that way since 2008, when the inaugural event was held in New York.

Now DealFlow brings The SPAC Conference Europe to London. Follow the money, as the saying goes. Europe and the U.K. are widely seen as golden opportunities for SPACs to make deals with high-quality companies that would benefit from access to public markets.

Through the first half of 2022, nearly two dozen European SPACs launched IPOs with a combined market value of almost $21 billion. The U.K. leads the way in successful mergers and de-SPACs outside the United States.

Just ask around. The SPAC Conference’s reputation speaks volumes about the value of attending this event. Attendees called our last conference, “The best SPAC Conference that’s ever been held.” We aim to top that in London at The SPAC Conference Europe. Meet and learn from the best SPAC pros in the world. Join us.

Conference Attendance Continues to Increase

Each year attendees at The SPAC Conference represent a broad range of professionals. The SPAC Conference 2021 attracted over 700 attendees. Below is demographic information on The SPAC Conference in New York.

Attendee Demographics 2019

Attendee Demographics 2020

Attendee Demographics 2021

Who Attends

  • SPAC Executives
  • Law Firms
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Institutional Investors
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investor Relations Professionals
  • SPAC Investors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Fund Managers
  • Private Equity Investors
  • Deal Advisors
  • Accountants
  • Underwriter and Issuer Counsel
  • SPAC Sponsors and Management
  • Structured Finance Investors

Why You Should Attend

In London, we have an entirely new audience of SPAC issuers and finance professionals who are eager to learn best practices for international markets. Get ready to meet them.

Whether you’re attending from the U.S. or from other international destinations, The SPAC Conference Europe is uniquely designed to prepare you for conducting business worldwide. No other conference delivers this much value from such a deep bench of SPAC professionals. The networking opportunities alone make this a must-attend event.

Networking

Networking

Offering the largest gathering of investors, bankers and management teams in the business. You can count on the best networking to maximize your business development.

Expert Speakers

Expert Speakers

Our panelists and presenters are thought leaders in the industry.

1-on-1 Meetings

1-on-1 Meetings

The SPAC Conference includes 1-on-1 meetings that you can schedule through our event app, allowing you to connect with conference attendees even before the event.

Education

Education

Comprehensive and technical discussions of legal issues, finance trends, and deal dynamics.

The DealFlow Event App

The DealFlow Event App provides attendees with the ability to connect and engage with one another. You can start networking in advance, or you can wait for the conference to connect, whichever you prefer. (And yes, you’ll be able to get the list of attendees through the app as well!)

The DealFlow Event App features advanced technology which promises a seamless networking experience and access to all the information you’ll need about The SPAC Conference Europe – from following event activities to following individual attendees, it’s all included.

The DealFlow Event App

The Livestream
Now you can join the action remotely and participate in The SPAC Conference Europe live.  Don’t miss out on a minute of the agenda or audience Q&A.

Next Generation Networking
You can use enhanced networking technology, the most seamless way to connect and engage with other event attendees.

Virtual Booth
With the virtual booth, you have instant remote access to participating event sponsors during both days.

Social Wall
Share any big announcements about yourself or your company that other attendees might find helpful or interesting.

Direct & Group Attendee Messaging
You can chat 1-on-1 directly through the app with connections you’ve made or you can create groups to streamline communications.

Advanced Meeting Scheduler
Attendees have the ability to create 1-on-1 meetings with other attendees. You have the option to choose a date, time and location. You can also use the in-app video chatting feature.

Shake & Connect
“Shake & Connect” is truly a next-level networking experience. Attendees can shake their phones to discover who is around them, and simply exchange profiles with a click of a button. It’s as easy as a handshake.

Thought Leading Speakers

Paul Amiss

Partner

Winston & Strawn

Karim Anani

Americas FAAS Transaction Leader

Ernst & Young

Attilio Arietti

Promoter and Director

Industrial Stars of Italy

John Baker

Executive Vice President, Head of US Sales

EQ + AST

David W. Boral

President

EF Hutton

Will Braeutigam

US Capital Markets Transactions Leader and US SPAC Leader

Deloitte

Michele Cohen

Head of SPACs

Deutsche Bank

Stefano Conte

Head of SPAC ECM EMEA

Barclays

Daniele D’Alvia

Lecturer in Banking and Finance Law

CCLS - Queen Mary University of London

Jennie Dong

Head of SPACs

NYSE

Josh DuClos

Partner

Sidley

Doug Ellenoff

Partner

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole

Inigo Esteve

Partner

White & Case

Jay Heller

Head of Capital Markets

Nasdaq

Alexander Imseeh

Senior BD Investment Trusts, Sustainable Investments, Alternatives

London Stock Exchange

George Kaufman

Partner

Chardan

Kevin Kelly

Managing Director

Morrow Sodali

Denis Klimentchenko

Partner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

John Marchisi

National Director – SPAC Segment

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Jack Marriott

Partner and Head of Corporate

Maples Group London

Kristi Marvin

Founder

SPACInsider

Matt McCloskey

Managing Director

I-Bankers Securities

Charles Nelson

Managing Director – Head of UK

Morrow Sodali

David Ni

Capital Markets Partner

Sidley

Tom Nohel

Visiting Professor of Finance

Imperial College London

Darren Novak

Head of Shareholder Engagement and M&A Capital Markets EMEA

JP Morgan

Mitch Nussbaum

Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Corporate

Loeb & Loeb

Mark Schwartz

Head of IPO and SPAC Capital Markets Advisory

Ernst & Young

Mark Stone

Senior Managing Director

The Gores Group

Gregory Stoupnitzky

Head Of Business Development

EarlyBirdCapital

Diana Vaughton

Partner

Brunswick PR

Milos Vulanovic

Associate Professor of Finance

EDHECK Business School

Trevor Williams

Economist

TW Consultancy

A Global Agenda

Here are just some of the unique presentations and panel discussions we're developing for The SPAC Conference Europe

SPACs: Injecting Equity into Corporate Britain
How post-Brexit economic realities are driving SPAC growth in the UK.

Challenges Facing UK Dealmakers
How to establish the fair value of target acquisitions. And how to sell shareholders on the deal.

Raising Capital for UK Blank-check Companies
UK firms traditionally have more restrictive access to venture capital funding and public markets than their American counterparts. Why that’s not going to last.

Competing with Amsterdam
The Dutch enjoy the lion’s share of SPAC IPOs in Europe, but London is still favored by investors. Learn how to position yourself to take advantage of this situation.

Why a SPAC Listing May be your Best Bet
Learn why speed and sponsorship make SPACs the best route to the public market for many companies.

Exchange Listing Rules in London and Europe
The regulations governing SPACs are changing fast. Get up to speed on the current and proposed listing rules on local markets and exchanges.

Reverse Takeovers and Trading Suspensions
Why the Financial Conduct Authority is working to modify regulations on reverse takeovers and why trading suspensions need to be addressed on SPAC deal details that are leaked to the public.

Understanding Cross-Border SPAC Activity
Why stateside competition is driving the search for international targets and understanding why EMEA/APAC sponsors are registering SPACs to go public in the US.

Understanding Britain’s Interest in SPACs
Why the London Stock Exchange is in a race with Euronext, Hong Kong and American exchanges for a greater share of blank-check business.

Incentive Structures
How to align sponsor incentives with investors’ interests and working toward minimizing shareholder issues post-merger.

UK Tech Companies and SPACs
Why the UK’s rapidly growing technology sector is driving the appetite for SPACs. After feeding on state subsidies and government grants, tech companies are reaching the right size and maturity to pursue the capital markets.

Competition Among UK Companies Fueling Demand
Learn about the hot markets where deals are likely to be done by firms needing capital to hit their next stage of growth as quickly as possible.

Dual Class vs. Free Float Share Structures
How UK regulators approach different tiers of stock and whether dual class shares impact market price.

AIM, Standard and Premium Listings
How listing classifications impact the way a SPAC may operate. Not all listings are equal on the London Exchange.

Plumbing the PIPEs
Why private investment alongside the SPAC is often a necessity and working to keep PIPE investors and other stakeholders on a level playing field.

Advising SPACs in the UK
Learn about the growing opportunities to help blank-check companies accelerate the acquisition process while Britain works to sustain its dominance in European markets.

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Thinking About Sponsoring?

Our sponsors are thought-leaders in the industry. Corporate sponsorship provides unmatched exposure during a lengthy promotional campaign and the conference itself. Benefits include pre-conference publicity, logo and literature placement, exhibit space, online ad placement, and complimentary registration.

To become a sponsor, contact Charlie Napolitano at (516) 876-8006 ext 20 or charlie@dealflowevents.com.

Our Sponsors

PREMIER SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

Chardan
Morrow Sodali
EY logo
Deloitte
Gallagher
Sidley
PitchBook logo
EF Hutton logo

NETWORKING SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

Continental
Nasdaq

BRONZE SPONSORS

Industrial Stars of Italy 4
AST DF King
Founder Shield
The Vogel Group logo
EdgarAgents logo

PROMOTIONAL SPONSORS

EarlyBirdCapital logo
Maples Group

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Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport,
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Phone: +44 20 8757 7777

Touch down in Heathrow Airport and you’ll be a quick 5-minute walk away from the Sofitel London Heathrow, the only hotel with direct access to Heathrow Airport. We chose this modern hotel for its convenience and for its large event space which will be dedicated to hosting The SPAC Conference Europe.

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