Advanced Intellectual Property Strategies for Defending Your Life Sciences IPO
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions is Dual Track Process
Why Choose the Dual Track Process?
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The Jobs Act: Confidential Filing
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries accounted for IPO issuances valued at US$1.1 billion in 2013, according to Bloomberg. Notably, Qatar Exchange bounced back this year with the successful IPO and listing of Mesaieed...more
In This Issue:
- The IPO on-ramp
- The IPO Process
- Applying Title I to other transactions
- Private offerings
- Regulation A+
The U.S. equity and debt markets experienced a strong first half of the year. In the first quarter, the U.S. IPO market was the busiest since 2000, more than doubling the number of IPOs from the same period last year. ...more
In This Issue:
- SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz
- Auditors Want to Limit Reporting of 'Critical Audit Matters'
- House Approves Permanent Extension of Small Business Tax...more
In This Issue:
- The 1996 Morgan Stanley Letter: Re-imagined at the Age of 18
- Structured CDs – Goodbye Regulation DD, Hello Regulation DD
- FCA Issues Fine in Relation to Structured Product...more
Exchange-listed closed-end investment companies (closed-end funds) have historically faced challenges in raising additional capital after their initial public offering (IPO) due to the structure of such funds and certain...more
Abengoa Yield plc began trading on the NASDAQ on June 13th. The Form F-1 (the equivalent of a form S-1 for a foreign issuer) is available below. The IPO was priced at $29 a share. This was above the expected range of $25 to...more
IPO market activity has recently returned to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. With 70 IPOs in the first quarter and 114 IPOs year-to-date, 2014 is off to the fastest start since 2000 and is on pace to finish...more
As a company prepares for an IPO, the last thing to sometimes be considered is the potential of future litigation. Although going public can of course be a very good thing for a company, its directors, its initial investors...more
We’ve had a very active IPO market during the past year. A couple of reasons explain this phenomenon. First, institutional investors pulled back from the more risky initial public offerings after the crash of 2008. As the...more
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
1. What is the process for admission to trading on AIM?
Publication of either a prospectus or an admission document. A prospectus is required where a company is offering shares to the public under the Financial...more
Recently, the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation published information regarding the competitiveness of our US capital markets. See the Committee’s site for detailed statistics that seem to focus principally on whether...more
One of the greatest fears of a life sciences company is the possibility of being sued for intellectual property violation shortly before their IPO. Such a lawsuit can destabilize market confidence in the company, raise...more
We analyzed the terms of 156 venture financings closed in the first quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
Valuation results in 1Q14 were very...more
A family business does not go public. Going public and sharing ownership with the rest of the world is the opposite of what a family business is striving to do.
But the Modesto Bee reported earlier this week that...more
Broker-dealers selling interests in IPOs need to have adequate supervisory systems to ensure that registered representatives do not make actual sales before the securities are registered, according to a settlement of a formal...more
Recent statistics have confirmed what many executives, lawyers and advisors have sensed for the past few quarters: mergers and acquisitions of emerging technology companies, especially those in mobile, social, analytics and...more
In this issue:
- A New Accelerator Takes Digital Health Start-Ups to the Next Level
- The Return of the MedTech IPO Market
- Is There a Deal in Your Future? A Guide to Navigating Antitrust Waters
TrueCar recently announced that it filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an IPO of its common stock. According to the registration statement, TrueCar is seeking to raise...more
On April 28, 2014, shares of Fantex, Inc. (Fantex), which are linked to the performance and earnings of Vernon Davis, star tight end of the San Francisco 49ers, were sold to the public. Other professional football players for...more
For months Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba”) had tried to convince the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) that they should open their doors to the internet giant. Alibaba had proposed a system through which...more
In a little-noticed part of a December 2013 opinion in the multidistrict Facebook IPO litigation, U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet ruled that plaintiffs could use prospectus language once thought to be a shield against...more
After a sluggish few years, the IPO market came back to life in 2013, led by a surge of IPOs by life sciences companies. In this lw.com interview, Latham & Watkins partner Peter Handrinos explains what’s behind this uptick...more
In This Issue:
- Survey Results
- Offerings Completed
- Size of Offerings 2013, Red Herring Midpoint
- Size of Offerings 2013, Final IPO Price
- Aggregate Amount Raised 2013, Red Herring...more
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