SPAC Opportunities Forum 2021

Virtual
May 5, 2021

64 days left

Opal Group is happy to announce its SPAC Opportunities Forum. The event will focus on the structure of a ‘special purpose acquisition company’ or SPAC which is a company with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring an existing company. Also known as "blank check companies," SPACs have been around for decades. In recent years, they've become more popular, attracting big-name underwriters and investors and raising a record amount of IPO money. Seeing over a 200% increase in SPAC M&A deal activity in 2020 compared to 2019, with that trend expected to continue in 2021 and beyond. SPACs are generally formed by investors, or sponsors, with expertise in a particular industry or business sector, with the intention of pursuing deals in that area. This event will bring together Family Offices, Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Venture Funds, Auditors, Equity Managers, Mutual Funds, Pensions, Endowments, Foundations, Law Firms, Real Estate Firms, Private Companies & Start-Ups and other Institutional Investors interested in learning more about SPAC’s and potentially entering the space. Our agenda will cover topics ranging from SPAC Market Outlook, SPAC Deal Structure, Legal & Accounting, Insuring SPAC Deals, Idea Origination & Deal Flow, Comparing IPO’s vs SPAC’s, PIPE Financing, The Role of the Sponsor and many more topics.

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Current as of February 18, 2021

Keynote Panel

Real Estate Plus Real Professional Athletes Equals UNREAL Results and ROI

 

This Keynote Panel will share the inspiring stories of former Professional Athletes and their transitions to active and successful real estate developers and investors, making a difference in the communities they support and generating impact results and investor returns.

 

Moderator

Daniel Hughes, Founder/Co-creator of Athletes Influence, Partner, LOHAS Advisors

Panelists

Devean George, Former NBA, 3X NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, CEO, George Group North and Building Blocks

Mark Blount, 12-year NBA; Celtics, Timberwolves & Miami Heat, Multiple Franchisee, Active Multi-Family Real Estate Developer

Warrick Dunn, 3X Pro-Bowl, 11-year NFL career, Recipient of SI Muhammed Ali Legacy Award, Founder/CEO of WD Charities

(Schedule Times are in EST)

9:45am

VIRTUAL EVENT OPENS

10:00am

Styles and Strategies for Navigating the Real Estate Capital Markets: “What do we do now?”

Moderator

Jeffrey Weiler, Executive Director, Fairfax County Retirement Agency

Panelists

James Solomon, Principal, Ravinia Capital Group (SFO)

Prashant Tewari, Principal, Townsend Group

Sasha Bernier, Senior Vice President/Investment Committee, Cheltenham Investments (SFO)

10:30am

Networking Break

10:40am
Moderator

Andrew Hodges, Managing Member, Value Investment Professionals (MFO)

Panelists

CJ Follini, Chief Investment Officer, Noyack Family Office (MFO)

Lauren Richter, Head of Real Estate, Global RE Group, LLC (SFO)

Katie Kalvoda, Founder, G3 Ventures (SFO)

Matthew M. May, President, May Realty Advisors

Moderator

Vaughn Brock, Chairman, Veritas Family Partners (SFO)

Panelists

Clifford Mendelson, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolis Capital Advisors

David Eyzenberg, President, Eyzenberg & Company

Scott Robinson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Finance & Investment Director, REIT Center, NYU, Schack Institute of Real Estate

11:15am

Networking Break

11:30am

Reinventing Opportunity Zone Funds – Strategies for Post-Covid Success

Lane Lowry, Fund Manager & Opportunity Zone Expert, Opportunity Zone Fund Portland

12:00pm

Opportunity from Displacement in the Real Estate Debt Markets

 

Sean Morris, Managing Director, Partner & Co-Investor Relations, CIM Group

12:25pm

Ticking Debt Bomb: Opportunities in Non-Performing Residential Mortgages (NPLs)

Bill Bymel, Managing Director, Spurs Capital LLC & First Lien Capital LP

12:55pm

Networking Lunch Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

1:45pm
Moderator

Kamil Homsi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, GRC Investment Group (Dubai) (SFO)

Panelists

Nathaniel Phillips, Managing Partner, Iberville Capital Advisors, LLC

Paul Sygrove, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Swig Equities, LLC

Larry Taylor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Christina

Moderator

Marcia Nelson, Managing Director, Alberleen Family Office Solutions (SFO)

Panelists

Ernest Liebre, Senior Vice President & Financial Advisor, Captrust

Scott Keller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Keller Investment Properties (SFO)

Adi Divgi, President & Chief Investment Officer, EA GLOBAL LLC (SFO)

2:35pm

LP Investor Roundtable

Moderator

Prashant Doshi, Founder, Shreem, LLC

Panelists

Navish Chawla, Senior Vice President, Willton Investment Group (MFO)

Carol Schleif, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Abbot Downing (MFO)

Nick Markola, Chief Investment Officer, Markola LLC (MFO)

Eric Newman CPA, CGMA, Treasury Manager, City of Stamford (Conn)

3:20pm

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Real Estate Plus Real Professional Athletes Equals UNREAL Results and ROI

 

This Keynote Panel will share the inspiring stories of former Professional Athletes and their transitions to active and successful real estate developers and investors, making a difference in the communities they support and generating impact results and investor returns.

Moderator

Daniel Hughes, Founder/Co-creator of Athletes Influence, Partner, LOHAS Advisors

Panelists

Devean George, Former NBA, 3X NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, CEO, George Group North and Building Blocks

Mark Blount, 12-year NBA; Celtics, Timberwolves & Miami Heat, Multiple Franchisee, Active Multi-Family Real Estate Developer

Warrick Dunn, 3X Pro-Bowl, 11-year NFL career, Recipient of SI Muhammed Ali Legacy Award, Founder/CEO of WD Charities

4:15pm

Conference Concludes

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Registration Pricing

1 user/pass
GP / Service Providers $295
LP / Allocators Complimentary*
Discounted pricing on multiple passes available. Please contact your Opal Representative or info@opalgroup.net for additional details.

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are solely investing on their own behalf can be verified for a complimentary pass. Solution Providers, Fund Providers as well as Business Development, Sales and Marketing Managers to 3rd parties will not be able to receive complimentary access. As investment portfolios/strategies are constantly changing, we reserve the right to re-verify past delegates for future complimentary passes.

Sponsorship, Exhibition & Speaking Opportunities 212.532.9898 info@opalgroup.net
  • SPAC Market Outlook
  • SPAC Deal Structure
  • Legal & Accounting
  • Insuring SPAC Deals
  • Idea Origination & Deal Flow
  • Comparing IPO’s vs SPAC’s
  • PIPE Financing
  • The Role of the Sponsor
  • And many more topics
  • Live and on-demand video panels/presentations with Q&A

  • Exhibit Hall with branded interactive booths

  • Live chatting options in sessions & lounge areas and private direct messaging to attendees for peer to peer networking

  • Zoom ‘Happy Hours’ for all conference attendees to connect

  • Public/Private Pension Plans
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Investment Consultants
  • Family Offices – Single and Multi-Family
  • Private/HNW Investors
  • Accounting Firms
  • Equity Managers
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investment Banks
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Venture Capital
  • Accounting Firms
  • Administrators
  • Underwriters/Structurers/Sponsors
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Capital Introduction
  • Law Firms
  • Placement Agents
  • Prime Brokers
  • Software & Technology
  • Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs

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