Author: Randal R. Jones

Randal R. Jones

Partner, Corporate
Columbia Center
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Seattle, Washington 98104-7043
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jones.randal@dorsey.com

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SPAC Talk:  Important Considerations for Private Companies Evaluating a SPAC Going-Public Transaction

SPAC Talk: Important Considerations for Private Companies Evaluating a SPAC Going-Public Transaction

One of the hottest going-public trends in 2020 and 2021 has been the rise of SPACs – Special Purpose Acquisition Companies – as a vehicle for private companies to go public. SPACs are shell companies that are formed, funded and taken public for the purpose of later acquiring an operating company. By merging with a SPAC, the private company effects a reverse takeover, inheriting the...

SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements

SEC Proposes Amendments to Update and Simplify Disclosure Requirements

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently announced proposed amendments in order to update and simplify its disclosure requirements. The proposed amendments are intended to simplify compliance efforts and reduce the disclosure burden on companies subject to the SEC’s public reporting requirements, while maintaining the integrity of publicly disclosed information available to market participants. The proposed amendments address a number of SEC disclosure requirements...