Life After “De-SPACing”: Key SPAC IPO Considerations for Private Companies


As the leading independent IR consultant, Alpha IR Group has partnered with many Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) during this unprecedented period of transaction volume. SPACs remain highly attractive and flexible vehicles for any private company considering entering the public market. However, that flexibility does bring associated tradeoffs from a legal, accounting, banking and investor relations perspective. This is particularly true during the first two years of life as a publicly traded company.

On July 27th, 2021, Alpha IR’s leaders joined three other industry leaders who have led over 150 successful IPO transactions over the last 20 years, to host a webinar aimed at helping private companies prepare for life as a public company following a de-SPAC transaction. This panel included:

  • Chris Hodges – CEO & Founder, Alpha IR
  • Paul Broude – Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • John Lipman – Partner, MD and SPAC Investment Banking, Craig-Hallum Capital Group
  • Scott Mcgurl – Principal, Grant Thorton LLP

The webinar discussed critical capital markets and IR issues that impact newly public companies during their first few years in the public domain, as well as structural accounting and legal needs that need to be addressed post the de–SPAC process.

To view the webinar, click here to register and view!

Alpha IR is always happy to speak with sponsors, management teams, IR professionals, and others who want to learn more about SPACs and any investor relations topic. To speak with one of our team members, do not hesitate to contact us directly at

About Alpha IR Group: 

The Alpha IR Group is a holistic investor relations and transactions/crisis advisory firm that protects, enhances and builds the investment brands of America’s leading companies. We bring significant Wall Street, financial, and large agency experience to our clients, while retaining a small company, holistic approach. With deep sector expertise and senior-driven programs, Alpha IR is the right choice to manage our clients’ reputations, credibility, and ultimately, their valuation. The firm has offices in Chicago, New York, and Boston and represents over $100 billion of equity value trading on today’s public exchanges.