SPACs: Purpose and OpportunityFebruary 25, 2021
O’Melveny Sports Industry Group Co-Chair Charles Baker will speak at SporticoLive’s two-hour virtual event, SPACs: Purpose and Opportunity, on February 25, 2021 at 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern.
2020 saw a giant leap in the number of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC’s) formed, creating an immense amount of investment and opportunity to shake up the ownership structures of sports related businesses. SporticoLive is bringing together the visionaries and leading voices driving this dynamic industry to highlight the advantages that SPAC’s provide both within the global sports industry and business at-large.
Baker’s corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, including SPAC mergers, private equity, and venture capital transactions, with a core focus in the sports, media and entertainment sectors. He has represented buyers and sellers of sports franchises in nearly every professional US sports league and many of the European football leagues.
Baker’s fellow panelists include Ndamukong Suh, Managing Partner, House of Spears Management, LLC and Super Bowl LV Champion; Alan Kestenbaum, Chairman & CEO, Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp.; Mark Locke, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Genius Sports Group; Massimo Marinelli, Executive Board Member, Aser Ventures; Colin Neville, Partner, Raine Group; Adam Rothstein, Executive Chairman, 890 Fifth Avenue Partners, Inc.; Eklavya Saraf, Global Head of SPAC, Nasdaq; Rob Striar, CEO and Director, Bull Horn Holdings; Rob Tilliss, President and Chief Financial Officer, Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp; and leaders from Grant Thornton and YieldStreet.
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