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Credit Suisse Committee to Review SPAC Deals as SEC Rules Loom

  • ‘Tactical DeSPAC Committee’ to focus on pending transactions
  • Underwriter liability is a topic of concern across Wall Street
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Credit Suisse Group AG has formed a new committee to assess its involvement in blank check-firm mergers as underwriters face the prospect of heightened liability under proposed financial regulations, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The Swiss lender told staff in a memo that the “tactical deSPAC committee” will focus on pending mergers involving U.S. special purpose acquisition companies, said the person, requesting anonymity discussing the move. Any transaction must be approved by both the new committee and the firm’s investment banking committee, the person said.