In This Issue:

-Market Trends

-Venture Capital

-Private Equity

-Initial Public Offerings

-Mergers & Acquisitions

-Legal Updates

-Jobs Act & Capital Markets

-Mergers & Acquisitions

-General Corporate & Corporate Governance

-Our Team

-Questions

In our quarterly update materials, we share the key trends in:

-venture capital and emerging growth investing (overall investment decreased on a quarterly basis by 25% - software remained robust while investment in consumer products and services increased 232% over Q3 levels)

-venture capital fundraising (dollar commitments increased by 10% compared to 2011, with the top 5 venture capital funds accounting for 55% of total fundraising for Q4, on par with Q3)

-private equity (deal flow increased compared to Q3, making it the second highest quarterly total in the last four years)

-capital markets and initial public offerings (Q4 2012 saw an increase in volume in the IPO market compared to Q3, but there was an 11% decrease in venture-backed IPO activity from 2011)

-mergers and acquisitions (2012 M&A deal size by value has remained consistent with 2011 but 2012 M&A deals by volume continue to be concentrated)

Please see full update below for more information.

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Topics:  Acquisitions, Compensation Committee, Conflict Mineral Rules, DOJ, EDGAR, Facebook, FCPA, FINRA, Glass Lewis, Global Dealmaking, IPO, ISS, JOBS Act, Nasdaq, Netflix, NYSE, Private Equity, SEC, Social Media, Venture Capital, Venture Funding

Published In: Business Organization Updates, General Business Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Mergers & Acquisitions Updates, Securities Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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