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First Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Biogen Investors’ Claims, Finding a Lack of “Connecting Detail,” in In re Biogen Inc....

In this putative class action, investors alleged that Biogen executives misled the public about the impact on sales of the company’s multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera after one patient’s death. Plaintiffs alleged violations...more

How Insurtechs Maximize Profits and Competitive Advantage

by Mintz Levin on

The potential to disrupt the historic insurance industry model has made insurtech one of the hottest new areas of innovation and investment, with entrepreneurs developing technologies at a breakneck pace and venture capital...more

The Current CMBS Experience – And a Path Forward

by Alston & Bird on

The CMBS industry is not attracting repeat borrowers in sufficient numbers and must improve the performing borrower experience if it’s to survive. Our Finance Group presents the results of our survey of players in the CMBS...more

Value-based health care: private equity investors

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Deborah Gersh, Ropes & Gray health care partner, discusses considerations for private equity companies investing in the value-based health care space. __ Private equity companies typically look at an investment horizon of...more

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Sets Priorities for 2018

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has released its priorities for 2018 (Priorities). The Priorities address issues related to policy development, enforcement and IIROC’s general supervisory...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cressey Acquires StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Cressey & Co. has acquired a majority ownership position in StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital, according to a news release. StatLab, based in McKinney, Texas, is a developer and manufacturer of diagnostic...more

Blog: London Edtech Week and EdTechXEurope

by Cooley LLP on

Today begins the first ever London Edtech Week with 20+ events June 19-23 and will coincide with the fifth annual EdTechXEurope conference June 20 and 21. Through a series of meet-ups, product demonstrations, cocktail events,...more

Outcome Health Raises $5 Billion in Financing

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Outcome Health has announced it has completed its first round of funding, raising $5 billion in financing. Outcome Health, based in Chicago and founded in 2006, serves health information and health intelligence intended to...more

Insider Trading Is Like A Dog Named “Stay”

by Allen Matkins on

Insider trading cases remind me of the following joke attributed to stand-up comic Steven Wright...more

Food for Thought, part 4

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics...more

Corporate Venture Capital Survey: Q1 2017

by Morgan Lewis on

During the first quarter of 2017, corporate venture capital (CVC) programs at major companies continued to make significant investments in promising startups and late-stage enterprises. In this survey, we briefly review...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Shore Capital Partners Recapitalizes Behavioral Innovations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Shore Capital Partners has announced the completed recapitalization of Behavioral Innovations and formation of SCP Behavioral Innovations HoldCo. This is the first platform investment out of Shore Capital Partners Fund II,...more

PCAOB's New Auditor Report Standard for US Public Companies: Increasing Transparency or Chilling Productive Discussion?

by Dechert LLP on

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new auditor reporting standard on June 1, 2017. If approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the new standard would impose additional...more

Accounting Oversight Board Adopts New Model for Auditor Reports

On June 1, 2017, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted changes to its rules governing the content and organization of auditor reports required to accompany audited financial statements in filings made...more

IoT Startups & Exits: CEOs & Investors Share Wins, Trade Scars

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On Wednesday May 31st, the Boston Foley & Lardner office hosted the third installment of the Boston/New England IoT Meetup series. The Internet of Things (IoT) focuses on the vast network of devices connected to the internet,...more

A New Draft REIT Act was Submitted

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 26, 2017, the Ministry of Finance submitted a new draft act on real estate investment trusts dated May 19, 2017 (“Draft”). Pursuant to art. 1 section 1 of the Draft, REIT shall include joint stock companies: -...more

Public Comments Solicited From Retail Investors and Other Interested Parties on Standards of Conduct for Investment Advisers and...

On June 1, 2017, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement (the “Statement“) soliciting public comments from retail investors and other interested parties on standards of conduct for...more

CFA Institute Commences GIPS 20/20 Initiative

by K&L Gates LLP on

The CFA Institute GIPS Executive Committee (the “Executive Committee”) recently issued a consultation paper related to the commencement of its GIPS 20/20 initiative (the “Consultation Paper”). The GIPS 20/20 initiative is an...more

Blog: Pay For Performance — More Style Than Substance?

by Cooley LLP on

Comp Committees appear to have gotten the message when it comes to executive pay for performance. As discussed in this article in the WSJ, executive compensation “is increasingly linked to performance,” but investors are now...more

PCAOB Adopts New Standard for Auditor’s Reports

On June 1, 2017, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new standard for auditor’s reports that requires a description of “critical audit matters,” for purposes of providing investors with information...more

Why Compliance Must Manage Risk

by Thomas Fox on

What is risk to your company? In the anti-corruption world, it is conduct which might violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, Brazilian Clean Companies Act or one of the other internationally focused...more

EB-5 Visa Program: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Concerns over the EB-5 “Gold” visa have been revived since Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner’s sister pitched the prospect of EB-5 immigration visas to Chinese investors. While the program may appear an easy path to...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Mediware Acquires Kinnser Software

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Mediware Information Systems has announced it will acquire Kinnser Software from Insight Venture Partners. The transaction is backed by TPG Capital. Mediware, based in Lenexa, Kan., is a supplier of software for human...more

Auditor Reports to Require Additional Information

by Sullivan & Worcester on

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has approved a new standard (though still subject to SEC approval) designed to enhance the relevance and usefulness of the Auditor's Report with additional information for...more

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Thoughtfully Consider Engaging an Investment Banker"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The owner of a business typically needs to make many extraordinary decisions when deciding whether or how to sell the business. One such decision is whether to hire an investment banker to manage the sale process. The most...more

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