The SEC Amends Policy on Economic Projections, and Issues Final Rules and Additional Guidance for SPACs and Shell Companies

As discussed in more detail in our eUpdate published today, the SEC on January 24, 2024 adopted final rules amending the disclosure and registration requirements applicable to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and shell companies that register or file reports with the SEC. These amendments impose significant new requirements on SPAC IPOs, as well as de-SPAC and similar transactions for SEC reporting shell companies.

As part of the final rule package, the SEC also amended its guidance for all SEC reporting companies on how to make economic projections in SEC filings , as well as issuing guidance on when a SPAC may be considered an investment company.

Christopher L. Doerksen

Chris helps clients raise money by selling equity and debt, buy and sell assets and businesses, manage their SEC disclosures, implement corporate governance structures, list on stock exchanges, and establish equity-based compensation arrangements. He currently serves as the head of Seattle’s Corporate department and co-chair of the Canada Cross-Border Practice Group.

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