Host: Derek Malmberg, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) have recently come into vogue as investors and management teams try to mitigate the market volatility risks of traditional IPOs. However, SPAC transactions come with challenges. We’ll discuss:
- Conditions and trends driving the momentum of SPACs.
- Overview of the SPAC lifecycle, from inception through consummation of a merger.
- Survey of core competencies to be examined and elevated after a target company is acquired.
- Overview of the regulatory requirements, including SEC compliance for annual and interim financial statements, PCAOB considerations, the “Super 8-K”, and ongoing reporting.
Meet the speaker
Derek is an Audit & Assurance partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and leads the US East region and the national SPAC team, both within Deloitte's Audit & Assurance Accounting & Reporting Advisory (ARA) practice, which focuses on advising companies with complex accounting, auditing, and reporting matters. He is an experienced partner who serves some of Deloitte’s largest and most complex clients. Derek has deep technical knowledge of complex accounting matters and was a clearing partner in Deloitte’s national office accounting and reporting services group.