We previously noted that SEC Chair Gary Gensler suggested the SEC would adopt new rules governing SPACs because, in his view, SPACs are very similar to initial public offerings but lack protections available to traditional IPO investors.  And now, the SEC has taken concrete steps to treat “like cases alike” by announcing proposed rules and amendments governing SPACs explicitly designed to treat SPACs more like IPOs.  Our corporate colleagues have created a helpful summary of the proposed rules and amendments.

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