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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Access to Capital

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have recently reemerged as an alternative IPO strategy for many companies interested in gaining access to capital. SPACs have raised over $89 billion since the start of 2021. As one of the preeminent US law firms involved in IPO, SPAC, PIPE, and reverse merger transactions, our team has the transactional capabilities and depth of experience to guide clients through every step of the SPAC life cycle, from formation and funding, through acquisition, to successful exit.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz is acting as legal advisor to Quantum-SI Incorporated, developer of a pioneering semiconductor chip to sequence proteins, in its proposed business combination with HighCape Capital Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by growth equity investment firm HighCape Capital LP.
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One of the pioneering law firms in the SPAC space

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Working on high-end SPACs for $1 billion plus value companies

Case Study
Mintz represented XL Fleet in its merger with Pivotal Investment Corp. II, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). XL Fleet plans to use the approximately $350 million in cash proceeds from the transaction to develop products to accelerate the electrification of fleet vehicles.

Our Approach

Mintz’s interdisciplinary SPAC team draws from decades of experience guiding clients in a broad spectrum of industries through the intricacies of SPAC financings. We work closely with you to fully understand your financing goals, explore your viable options, and ultimately devise a successful strategy. From formation to acquisition to exit, and including any follow-on litigation, our team can provide insightful and practical steps towards success.

Pioneering Firm
  • Handled the first New York Stock Exchange SPAC transaction
  • Created the only SPAC with no redemption rights
  • Advised on the first deal with at least $100 million of committed PIPE financing
  • Created AIMSPACs and completed six AIMSPAC transactions
Industry Focus

We have deep industry experience in sectors that SPACs are targeting:

  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
Litigation and Risk Management

Our team is prepared to advise on disputes arising from SPAC transactions including:

  • SEC enforcement actions related to insufficient disclosures
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Shareholder exercise of appraisal rights
  • Proxy and post-merger litigation

Meet Mintz

Our collaborative attorneys are known for their dedication to client service and their talent for developing business-savvy, creative solutions.