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Update on Canada’s Economic Sanctions Against Ukraine and Russia

On July 24, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to expand the list of “designated persons” with whom Canadians are prohibited from...more

7 Tips For Building The Perfect Pitch Deck

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

Seed Capital Review: Fall 2013 Survey Of Angel Financings

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

Sweden proposes new system for corporate taxation: a redistribution of tax payments in the business sector

A Swedish government committee mandated to analyze the Swedish corporate tax system - including the need for a more comprehensive approach to the overall deductibility of interest expenses, as well as the strengthening of the...more

Global Private Equity Outlook

In this report: - Introduction - Overview - Deal Process - Portfolio Strategies - Cross-Border Dealmaking - Exits - Fundraising - Conclusion - Private Equity...more

While UK tech start-ups face fierce competition for limited investment capital, MoFo’s Top 10 Legal Tips for Tech Start-Ups can...

As demonstrated during this week's inaugural London technology week there are an increasing number of UK start-ups competing for limited investment capital. In this crowded market, how do you make sure that your start-up...more

CAMAC's Report on Equity Crowdfunding

Does it Pave the Way to Bridge the Capital Gap for Start-Ups and Small Scale Enterprises in Australia? The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) released its report on crowd sourced equity funding (CSEF)...more

The Friends & Family Dilemma: Should Your Start-Up Call On Them for Financing?

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

Joining The Main Market: A field guide for applicants to the Main Market

1 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE MAIN MARKET? - Access to capital – Joining the Main Market will provide the company with access to a wide institutional and retail shareholder base and a deep pool of capital,...more

Green Banks: Financing Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Projects

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

Has New York State Failed its Hospitals?

According to New York’s Department of Health Commissioner, “nearly half [of] New York’s 227 hospitals are financially distressed.” What then is the future for New York’s hospitals, especially in light of healthcare...more

The Changing Landscape of Seed Stage Financing, Part III: Revisiting the Debt vs. Equity Dilemma

In the third and final installment of this blog post series, we’ll return to last week’s question (Should I sell convertible debt or equity?), and consider the other side of the coin: choosing equity instead of debt. We’ll...more

OCC Adjusts Policy Statement to Facilitate Capital Raising by Minority Institutions

On June 11, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry told an interagency conference on minority depository institutions (MDI) and community development financial institutions that the Office of the Comptroller of the...more

Ninth Circuit Holds That Debt Can Be Recharacterized as Equity

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently resolved a split within the circuit when it held that a bankruptcy court has the power to recharacterize debt as equity. In In re Fitness Holdings International, Inc.,...more

The Entrepreneurs Report Q1 2013

In this issue: - From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q1 2013 - Valuations by Industry Segment - Convertible Notes vs. Priced Equity in Seed Round Financings: An Illustration of Capitalization...more

Capital Infusion - May 2013: Case Spotlight

Down-Round Equity Financings and Subsequent Exit Transactions - Best Practices for Preferred Investors and their Board Designees - Today’s middle market private equity landscape is as diverse and varied as it has ever...more

Doing Business in Canada: Financing a Foreign Business Operating in Canada

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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