MILWAUKEE – Quest CE, trusted provider of compliance training and tracking technology solutions, today announced the addition of the new Firm Element course, “Special Purpose Acquisition Companies: Understanding SPAC History and Future,” to its e-learning catalog.

This course provides a high-level overview of SPACs and helps learners understand how and why this is a popular option among private companies. Additionally, the course discusses the benefits and drawbacks to the usage of SPACs for sponsors, private funds, and end investors along with an overview of the lifecycle and potential regulatory concerns related to investor protections. By the end of the course, learners will be able to identify the three stages of the SPAC lifecycle, identify potential risks to investors, and have a solid idea of where the rulemaking may change in the future.

Course Topics Include:

  • What is a SPAC?
  • Defining Terms
  • SPAC History
  • Purpose
  • SPAC Lifecycle
  • Pre-IPO and IPO Phase
  • Target Search and Negotiation
  • Closing Transaction/Acquisition
  • Investor and Regulator Concerns
  • Celebrity Involvement
  • Share Prices Following Merger
  • Congressional Considerations

For questions regarding this or other Firm Element courses, please contact a Quest CE Sales Executive at 877-593-3366 or e-mail To view Quest CE’s Firm Element course catalog, click here.


About Quest CE

For over thirty-five years, Quest CE has been a trusted provider of compliance training and tracking solutions to the financial services industry. In partnering with more than 2,400 leading insurance carriers, broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, and other financial institutions, Quest CE offers a full suite of proprietary technology solutions while delivering an unmatched level of customer service.

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