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Proskauer’s 2017 IPO Study

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Proskauer’s Global Capital Markets Group has released its fourth annual IPO Study, a comprehensive analysis of U.S.-listed initial public offerings that priced in 2016, including an identification of IPO trends over a...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - March 2017

by Mintz Levin on

Happy spring! This issue includes two articles that challenge conventional thinking. The first, called “Software is Still Patent Eligible,” makes the case that software patents can still be obtained. IP generally accretes in...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Doctor.com Secures $5 Million in Funding

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Doctor.com has announced the closing of a $5 million series A investment. Doctor.com is a provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions built for the healthcare industry....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Xenex Secures $38 Million in Funding

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Xenex Disinfection Services has announced it has received $38 million in funding. Xenex, based in San Antonio, is the developer of a pulsed xenon full spectrum UV room disinfection system for use in healthcare...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: BelHealth Acquires American HealthCare Services Association

by McGuireWoods LLP on

BelHealth Investment Partners has announced the acquisition of American HealthCare Services Association (AHSA). BelHealth, based in New York, is a healthcare private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies....more

Signet Closes Fourth Life Science Fund at $137 Million

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Signet Healthcare Partners has announced it has closed its fourth life science fund, Signet Healthcare Partners IV L.P., with $137.2 million of capital commitments....more

False Claims Act: 2016 Year-in-Review

by WilmerHale on

In 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued to give high priority to False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and prosecutions. The government brought in more than $4.76 billion in settlements and judgments, nearly a...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: BelHealth Acquires Care Advantage

by McGuireWoods LLP on

BelHealth Investment Partners has announced the acquisition of Care Advantage. BelHealth, based in New York, is a healthcare private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies. The firm typically invests $20-50...more

Guidelines for Written Information Security Policies

by Bryan Cave on

Although federal law only requires that financial institutions and health care providers maintain a written information security policy or “WISP,” approximately thirty four states have enacted legislation that requires...more

Increase in Funding to Med Device Startups

Despite a drop in the second quarter of 2016, medical device funding is expected to finish stronger this year than in 2015. CB Insights has released a report on the funding and deal activity within the medical device...more

Finally A Clear Ruling On A Much Needed Bankruptcy Preference Defense

by Saul Ewing LLP on

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has finally clarified that the administrative expense claim for goods delivered post-bankruptcy filing may be set off – dollar for dollar – to reduce any open...more

Chicago Pacific Founders Closes Inaugural Fund at $325 Million

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Chicago Pacific Founders has announced it has closed its debut fund. The fund was oversubscribed at its $325 million hard cap....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus to Acquire Stake in Hygenia

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Warburg Pincus has announced it will invest in Hygenia. Warburg Pincus, headquartered in New York, is a PE firm that takes a long-term perspective and invest in businesses at all stages of development. It invests...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Bain Capital to Acquire Majority Stake in Navicure

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire a majority stake in Navicure, according to a Navicure press release....more

The Life Sciences Report - Summer 2016

The Future of Innovation in Medtech: An Industry in Search of Growth While Facing Pressures to Consolidate in a Post-ACA World - In the Affordable Care Act (ACA) era, the healthcare industry has witnessed significant...more

Council Capital Closes Third Healthcare Private Equity Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Council Capital has announced it has closed its third PE fund, Council Capital III, LP. Council Capital, based in Nashville, is a healthcare PE firm with approximately $300 million of capital under management....more

Analysis of Ohioans for Medical Marijuana’s Proposed Ballot Initiative

by Benesch on

Late last week the Ohio ballot board certified a constitutional amendment (the “Amendment”), proposed by Ohioans for Medical Marijuana (“OMM”), to create a comprehensive regulatory program for the provision and sale of...more

Part 2: Shelf Registration Extended Offering Period

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Our first post in this series examined the regulatory and contractual considerations for municipal securities issuers and conduit borrowers using shelf registration. Now we examine the equally important considerations for...more

Are Compliance Officers the New Enforcement Targets?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

For years health care compliance officers have worried about personal liability for the misdeeds of the companies they serve. And why not? Health care is the most heavily regulated of all major industries, and the compliance...more

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part I)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In the past decade, the list of investors that have put their capital to work in the healthcare and life sciences industries has grown dramatically. Healthcare and life sciences offer some undeniable opportunities that...more

Healthcare tech meets healthcare reality

by DLA Piper on

As entrepreneurs rush into the healthcare sector, even the most innovative thinkers are encountering a unique set of challenges – and solving them will require every bit as much ingenuity as building groundbreaking new...more

Healthcare Regulatory Diligence: “What Does it Mean to Financial Underwriting?”

by McGuireWoods LLP on

It’s deal time! The 2016 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference has set the tone for another successful year for healthcare investing. A company’s financial health is a key factor in the underwriting process for any type of loan...more

Marijuana Industry Tax Treatment in Oregon

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Come tax time, taxpayers in the marijuana industry in Oregon may want to proceed with caution. Since Oregon is tied to the Internal Revenue Code—specifically IRC § 280E—for purposes of income taxation, deductions relating to...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Scholar Rock Secures $36 Million in Funding

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Scholar Rock, based in Cambridge, Mass., is a biotechnology company focused on developing drugs that selectively target supracellular activation of growth factors in the disease microenvironment. The company’s initial drug...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Allena Pharmaceuticals Secures $53 Million in Funding

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Allena Pharmaceuticals has announced it has secured $53 million in series C financing. Allena, based in Newton, Mass., is biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing nonsystemic oral protein...more

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