SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) are regularly touted as the next frontier in going public, but what are the key risks and valuation challenges associated with this approach?

Join us for a lively discussion about SPACs. Featuring guest speakers Stephen Robertson, Founder of IP 100 and Metis Partners, and Collin KricklRisk and Insurance Consultant with Marsh & McLennan Agency.


During this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to use diligence-led 3rd party valuations (to reduce risk of litigation and costs of M&A insurance)
  • About the key insights needed for M&A preparation and risk mitigation  
  • How to be diligence ready and be in the best shape for the SPAC journey 

We’ll conclude the session with a Q&A, so come prepared with your questions.  

Reserve your spot today — spaces are limited! 



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Stephen Robertson

Founder of IP 100 and Metis Partners

Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine, Stephen founded Metis Partners in 2003 to assist businesses with the maximization of value from their IP assets. He has advised a range of enterprises including FTSE quoted companies, SMEs, global banks, insolvency practitioners and public sector organizations across Europe and the United States. Stephen’s experience includes monetizing IP assets, providing IP due diligence, delivering IP strategies, IP asset brokerage and IP asset valuation. He also provides expertise with IP commercialization, using IP assets as security to restructure debt and IP infringement and invalidity. With 20+ years of experience in the corporate finance sector, Stephen is also well-versed in banking, angel investing, and the plc sectors. 



Colin Krickl

Risk and Insurance Consultant with Marsh & McLennan Agency

Collin Krickl is a Risk and Insurance Consultant with Marsh & McLennan Agency, helping businesses quantify and manage their total cost of risk. He works closely with clients to develop best-in-class insurance, risk financing, loss control, and claims management programs. With extensive sales and insurance experience, Collin advises on Executive Liability, all property and casualty lines of insurance, captives, M&A due diligence, Reps & Warranties Insurance, and TPA selection. 



Sam Wiley

Connected Innovation Intelligence Evangelist at PatSnap

Sam is a Connected Innovation Intelligence Evangelist dedicated to equipping the world’s business professionals, researchers, and creative minds with the tools and best practices to make better innovation decisions. With two decades of innovation and IP experience, Sam has consulted on front-page news IP litigation, helped the world’s top companies and law firms align its IP strategies with business objectives, and presented as a thought leader across North America, Europe, and Asia. 



The IP100 is an annual ranking of companies based on a rating of their IP asset strength and track record in exploiting IP. It offers a platform for IP-rich companies to gain recognition for the investment they have made in their IP.

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