Hosted By Landmark Ventures and The American Friends of Hebrew University

Mayer Brown is proud to be a sponsor of the virtual NEXUS:ISRAEL Dealmakers Summit® hosted by Landmark Ventures and The American Friends of Hebrew University. This year’s event calls together a curated group of experts, founders, executives, and thought leaders from across the globe for two days of relationship-building, inside access to future technology, and unparalleled dealmaking opportunities.

This program is set up to benefit international corporations, top investors, and leading entrepreneurs to gain access to top industry thought leaders and build new relationships that unlock deal-flow and influence the future of innovation.

Please join the Mayer Brown hosted panel, Redefining Liquidity Alternatives: IPOs, Direct Listings, and SPACs, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT on March 23rd. Private companies and their founders and boards of directors have more alternatives to consider as they contemplate how to raise capital or pursue liquidity alternatives.  With the private capital markets continuing to provide attractive valuations, many companies are choosing to remain private despite the buoyant IPO market and the SPAC bubble.  Other companies are rejecting Wall Street intermediaries and choosing to go it alone, and either foregoing primary capital raises or raising capital in the private capital markets, and listing a class of their securities on the NYSE or Nasdaq in a direct listing—following the successful examples of companies like Spotify, Slack, Palantir and others.  In fact, now, with changes to the NYSE rules, direct listings are even more flexible. Finally, 2020 broke issuance records for SPAC IPOs and SPAC mergers, and the pace of SPAC activity continued at record levels into January and February 2021—merging into a SPAC became another alternative to private companies seeking a route to becoming a public company.  Often, merging with a SPAC seemed to provide more appealing valuations and perhaps more certainty of execution—but will it last?

During our panel, we will explore these various alternatives, their pluses and minuses, what to expect in terms of regulatory changes ahead, and considerations for founders and boards weighing each of these. See agenda for additional panel details.

To register for the summit, and to view the full agenda as more details are released, please visit the event webpage.

For additional information, please contact Melissa Pfeuffer at or +1 212 506 2344.