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Reverse mergers aren’t an alternative to an IPO, rather they can be a strategic approach for companies looking to go public by leveraging “fallen angels”. Mintz Members Bill Hicks and John Rudy answer frequently asked questions for private companies considering a reverse merger in an article featured in PitchBook’s 2023 Annual US VC Valuations Report. The authors detail the benefits and challenges associated with a reverse merger including finding partners, PIPE financing, Nasdaq access for non-US companies, and SEC implications.

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BOSTON – Mintz advised NET Power, LLC, a clean energy technology company whose proprietary technology delivers clean, reliable and low-cost power from natural gas, in its planned business combination with Rice Acquisition Corp II (NYSE: RONI), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). 

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The deal will take public ProKidney, a leading clinical-stage cellular therapeutics company focused on chronic kidney disease, and is expected to provide up to $825 million in gross cash proceeds.

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Over 55 of the nation’s leading law firms issued a joint statement in response to recently filed shareholder derivative lawsuits asserting that SPACs are investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
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Mintz Members Adam Sisitsky, Nancy Adams, Jack Sylvia and Of Counsel, Kristen White discuss the rising risk of litigation and regulatory enforcement facing SPACs and the individuals that lead them. Topics will included the current SPAC litigation landscape, SPAC M&A–related litigation, including disclosure issues and breach of fiduciary duty in the de-SPAC process, D&O coverage challenges and risk mitigation and heightened SEC scrutiny.
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Please join your favorite SPAC corporate attorneys, Tom Burton, Sahir Surmeli, and Jeff Schultz as they set the record straight on SPACs’ apparent boom and bust, heavily reported on in the media.
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It seems that everyone is taking a second look at SPACs as the number of lawsuits against these alternative IPOs continues to increase by the day.
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In this month’s newsletter, we are thrilled to feature Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE), (“Nuvve”), a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company that has launched successful V2G projects on five continents and deploys commercial services worldwide.
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There is no denying the surge in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and that these financing vehicles have had a significant impact on financial markets.
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Does a minimal investment in a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) entitle a sponsor to a tremendous amount of equity after a successful IPO?
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This issue covers the increase in the equity crowdfunding cap, a FINTECH.TV interview on the private capital marketplace, a “Mintz Minute” on how to write an executive summary for a start-up company, and a spotlight on Turing Enterprises.
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Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are taking over Wall Street as more and more companies are taking advantage of this alternative IPO strategy.
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This month, we are excited to feature XL Fleet, an industry leader in fleet electrification.
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