The proxy solicitation process is one of the key components to effective shareholder franchise. In principal, it provides shareholders of companies with diversified ownership the ability to exercise their statutory right to vote…more
Proxy access has been the darling of the activist shareholder movement for a number of years. Allowing shareholders to include their director nominees with a company’s own proxy materials would greatly reduce the costs…more
In response to what they believe to be a hindrance to capital formation, Representatives David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Jim Himes (D-CT) have introduced a bill in the House that would amend Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act. The…more
In January 2011 Facebook completed a private cash raise of $1.5 billion. The deal was made possible through the creation of a private investment fund owned by Goldman Sachs. The transaction has left open questions of…more
Slowly but surely times are changing. As part of the regulatory upswing under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, advisers to certain private funds will have to register with and report to the SEC. …more
Institutional investment managers that have investment discretion over $100,000,000 or more in certain equity securities must report those holdings on Form 13F filed through the SEC’s EDGAR system. Under SEC guidelines, an…more
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