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Live Conversation: SPACs and IPOs

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Join The Information Managing Editor, Martin Peers, and The Information Reporter, Ross Matican, in The Information’s Slack Backchannel for a live conversation about the rise of SPACs and the recent boom in tech IPOs. As a member of our Slack community, you’ll be able to participate directly in the conversation by asking Martin and Ross questions or sharing your thoughts on the current IPO environment.

Topics will include:

  • Why there's been a SPAC boom during Covid-19.
  • How SPACs have evolved over the years.
  • Whether certain types of companies are better candidates for SPAC mergers.
  • Fees that SPAC managers and underwriters typically collect.
  • And more!

About the hosts:

Martin Peers is the Managing Editor of The Information. He joined The Information in 2014. He previously spent 15 years at The Wall Street Journal, including a three year stint as Media and Marketing bureau chief where he oversaw the paper’s coverage of the media and entertainment industries. Before that, he was Deputy Editor of Heard on the Street, the paper’s financial analysis section. Martin was a prolific writer of columns about the convergence of technology and media. He was part of a team of Journal reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2003.

Ross Matican joined The Information as a reporter in 2020, covering tech and capital markets. Ross attended Carleton College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper The Carletonian and was recognized as a finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press 2019 Reporter of the Year competition.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
The Information’s Slack Backchannel

Martin Peers

Managing Editor,

The Information

Ross Matican


The Information