Closely related to the crowdfunding phenomenon has been the evolution of the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending model. As the early standard-bearers of P2P prepare to enter the public markets, the model itself is poised for greater...more
On November 5, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced enforcement actions against 10 companies for failing to make the required disclosures about financing deals and other unregistered sales that diluted their...more
A properly structured deal is critical to success -
Perhaps the greatest satisfaction of working in the real estate industry is that a single transaction can produce so many winners. Properly structured deals can offer...more
The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency today successfully refinanced $1.4 billion of its $2.2 billion in outstanding debt issued to fund construction of the 73 Toll Road. “This is great news for drivers and the...more
Now that you have agreed on a company valuation with your investors, how do you calculate the price per share for your Series A financing? This can be especially tricky when the company has outstanding convertible notes that...more
The US and EU take coordinated action to broaden and align their Russia-related sanctions — which may evolve further depending on Ukraine peace plan progress.
On September 12, 2014, the US and the EU announced new and...more
Even before dealing with the intricacies of nondisclosure agreements, employment offer letters, stock restriction agreements, and incentive plans, it is not unusual for founders to have already dreamt of an IPO or sale event....more
Your pitch deck arguably is the single, most important document that you will generate in the life of your company. It is the opening salvo with your potential investors. It is “the hook” by which you will (or will not)...more
When negotiating valuation for a financing, an investor may conduct detailed due diligence and present you with a term sheet that reflects multiples, discounts, comparables, and so forth. In the end, you are negotiating for...more
ON 10 JUNE 2014, THE LOAN MARKET ASSOCIATION ("LMA") LAUNCHED ITS NEW RECOMMENDED FORM OF INTERCREDITOR AGREEMENT FOR USE IN REAL ESTATE FINANCE TRANSACTIONS TOGETHER WITH A HELPFUL SET OF USER GUIDELINES -...more
Welcome to the first installment of Seed Capital review, written by members of the entrepreneurial Services Group at Gray plant mooty. this is our first periodic report analyzing seed capital being raised by companies in...more
On May 12, 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) issued a notice on the Issuance of Administration Rules of Foreign Exchange on Cross-border Security (the...more
It is tempting. It is difficult to raise funds from angels and VCs, especially when most of what you have is just an idea. I get it. Friends and family are right there, they have known you for a long time, your whole life....more
In February 2014, lawyers from Latham & Watkins participated in the inaugural Green Bank Academy held in Washington, D.C. State energy and finance officials from across the US attended the Academy to discuss the role of green...more
For those small businesses that are looking to obtain debt financing or to refinance existing debt, there are some strategic planning tips to consider in approaching and selecting a potential lender.
Schuldschein loans, which offer straightforward documentation and easy transferability, are an interesting alternative financing instrument for borrowers and investors.
Traditional German debt instruments called...more
As I discussed in an earlier article, growth equity (or growth capital) resides on the continuum of private equity investing at the intersection of venture capital and control buyouts. Growth capital is designed to facilitate...more
There is a wide range of financing options available in Canada for new or developing businesses. These options can be categorized as debt or equity financing, or a combination of both. A third option – government assistance...more
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