SPACs: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies - Self Study
Designed as an alternative to traditional IPOs, SPACs offer a quick and easy way to raise capital to acquire—and go public with—an existing private company. In this in-depth course, we discuss the pros and cons of today's hottest investment topic, including potential legal and accounting issues, the short life and long-term outlook of a SPAC, financial reporting and SEC filings, identifying and acquiring a target company, and SPACs' increased popularity during the pandemic.

Course Publication Date: June 30, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active self study membership or all access membership or webinar membership or can be purchased for $20.00!

Author:Frank Castillo CPA
Course No:SPEC-SPAC-63021
Recommended CPE:2.00
Delivery Method:QAS Self Study
Level of Knowledge:Basic
Advanced Preparation:None
Recommended Field of Study:Webinars - On Demand
Specialized Knowledge
Learning Objectives
  • Recall common attributes regarding target companies, transaction timetables and unit pricing for SPAC’s.
  • Recall the sequence of transactions commonly encountered when engaging in a SPAC IPO including risk considerations and mitigation.
  • Identify recent pronouncements made by the SEC concerning reporting safeguards target companies should be mindful of.
  • Recall advantages and disadvantages of using a SPAC over a traditional IPO.

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