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A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless...more
Background- We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 116 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2012....more
Transaction monitoring was mentioned in a couple of significant enforcement actions of 2012. I think that it will move to becoming a best practice in FCPA compliance programs. This video will explain how transaction...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during the calendar year 2011. Most notably, the...more
Background—We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2012.
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Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more
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Market Trends - Venture Capital; Private Equity; Initial Public Offerings; Mergers & Acquisitions; Legal Updates - Jobs Act/Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions; General Corporate/Governance; Our...more
The markets have hardly settled after our last market update and while this is not the place to revise the questions caused by the U.S. economic slowdown or the European debt crisis on the Finnish M&A and corporate finance...more
Background — We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 114 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the first quarter of 2012.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results
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We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 4Q11, 70% to 16%, with...more
We examine in this update the current market situation of M&A and acquisition finance in Finland; talk about some ways to overcome the difficulties for getting the deal done; and give our views how the restructuring scenarios...more
Any foreign investor’s plans to acquire U.S. companies, including their technology, strategic natural resources and defense-related assets are subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more
We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Please see full update below for more information....more
If your business accepts credit cards, then you are at risk for potential liability in the event of a data breach. You need to be aware of the importance of keeping your customers' personal information secure. Many...more
As merger and acquisition activity begins to pick up, following the worst recession in decades, our clients have begun positioning themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities a recovery will bring. When examining...more
A review of the executive compensation clawback provisions in the recently-enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, including a checklist of issues for boards of directors and compensation committees to consider in...more
The case involved a venture capital-led recapitalization, in which common stockholders claimed that the terms of the recapitalization destroyed the value of their common stock. The common stockholders sued the directors and...more
Five key tips for venture capital and private equity firms negotiating corporate financings, mergers, recapitalizations or other significant corportate transactions in the current recession....more
A ten-step checklist to assist corporate directors, as well as management and in-house counsel, in making high-quality, well-informed corporate decisions, including defining the task, obtaining relevant information and...more
In this case, a venture-backed company founder sold a portion of his common stock in two tranches, then sued the board and two venture capital firms when the company was sold a year later. The founder claimed that the...more
Outsourcing and the Economic Crisis, Part III: Post-Merger Technology Integration
In our previous updates, we discussed outsourcing as a tool for significantly reducing costs (“Outsourcing Services in the Face of an...more
A brief, practical discussion of managing litigation risk inherent in corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, and the like, executed in a recession or down markets....more
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