Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities Global

Eric Hackel leads the SPAC franchise globally for Deutsche Bank and has pioneered the SPAC product’s continued growth and evolution for over 18 years. Under Eric’s leadership, the DB SPAC practice has become the unparalleled thought and market leader in the space. Additionally, his team prides itself in the continued positive institutionalization of the product, having repeatedly driven innovations around warrant structures, as well as the implementation of other key terms, revolutionizing the market. In addition to his strong connectivity with leading SPAC investors, Eric maintains an unequaled working relationships with the premier sponsors in the sector, such as The Gores Group, TPG Capital, Fortress, SoftBank, and many others. Eric joined Deutsche Bank in 2007, when he sold Legend Merchant, an investment boutique he founded in 2002, to the bank.