Like many traditionally in-person events, the 2021 ICR Conference looked a bit different this year — virtual instead of face-to-face. But it turns out, this year’s unique virtual platform provided more opportunities than ever, with more than 300 presenting companies (the most in conference history), a record-breaking 3,500 attendees, and more than 2,000 meetings within the conference platform.
The ICR Conference also served as a window into current and emerging trends across a range of sectors. The event featured 26 panel discussions on topics from SPAC transactions to ESG and shareholder activism. If you missed the event or simply want to listen to the panels again, check out the highlights and video replays below.
SPAC Outlook — Launching a SPAC in 2021: Some Considerations Based on Current Market Conditions
SPAC transactions had a record year in 2020, and that trend is likely to continue. In just the first six trading days of 2021, SPACs have priced 34 IPOs — roughly the same number of SPAC IPOs priced in the first six months of 2020. In this panel, get insights from experts on how SPAC transactions will likely continue to evolve over the coming year.
Going Public Through a SPAC – What to Know Ahead of Time
With the knowledge that SPAC transactions will likely continue to be a common method of going public in 2021, what do companies need to know about this deal type? In this panel, hear from experts who have direct experience with all aspects of SPAC deals, including PIPE transactions, directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance, and more.
The Evolution of Retail Post-COVID
In this panel, top executives who represent some of the largest retail landlords in the country provide perspective on what is happening in the retail market today. Discussions include how landlords are working with retailers to help them serve their customers across the changing sales landscape and what to expect in a post-COVID environment.
Latham & Watkins Presents: IPO Bootcamp
In 2020, the IPO market recovered far faster than most expected. However, companies aiming to go public now have options beyond a traditional IPO, including SPAC transactions and direct listings. In this panel, experts in IPO planning and execution discuss these listing options, the preparation process for a new listing, and an assessment of the current market.
Vinson & Elkins Presents: 2021 Proxy Season Preview I: ESG and Activism Trends
With 2021 proxy season around the corner, this panel discussion provides a 360-degree view of how issues surrounding ESG and shareholder activism are at the forefront of decisions being made by the investment community, proxy advisors, boards and management teams.
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, travel begins to resume, and workplaces move forward with reopening, the restaurant industry hopes to see positive momentum in 2021. In this panel, senior restaurant industry executives share their viewpoints and expectations for the year ahead.
Cannabis 2021 — Turning Over a New Leaf
The changing political and regulatory environment has spurred recent momentum in the cannabis industry. In this panel, experts discuss how the industry has evolved, the factors that have recently strengthened companies and their management teams, what’s impacted the industry’s growth, and what to expect in the coming year.
Chasing The Deal
The media is constantly in a race to be the first to break news about the latest company deals. In this panel, hear directly from the media about what top deals reporters look for and how they win the race to break news on IPO, SPAC, and M&A transactions.
ESG in Focus: Issues for Investors & Companies
The past couple of years has accelerated investors’ focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to an inflection point. In this panel, experts discuss how this evolving focus is impacting the market and how companies should adapt.
No Place Like Home
In this real estate-focused panel, learn how investors can participate in the continued growth of companies across various touch points in the housing supply chain. The panel features experts from a range of real estate-related sectors, including housing and mortgage finance, single-family homes for lease, building supplies, and home décor.
If you missed the 2021 ICR Conference, you still have the opportunity to access all conference presentations and panels on-demand. Register here to receive full access.