Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
The Jobs Act: Confidential Filing
Despite Instagram Sale Price Dropping 25% Since Facebook IPO, Deal Still Passes Fairness Review
In this Survey:
- Overview of Fenwick & West Results
- Analysis of Industry Data
- Detailed Fenwick & West Results: Valuation
- Detailed Fenwick & West Results: Financing Terms
Evidence kicked off last week on March 27-28, in the highly anticipated case brought by Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") against Ernst & Young Hong Kong ("E&Y") over its failure to adequately respond to...more
In This Issue:
- SEC Yet to Release Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act Guidelines
- IRS Crackdown on Contract Workers Has Small Businesses Concerned
- Accelerated Filers Found to be Filing More Restatements
Four derivative lawsuits against Facebook’s directors relating to alleged disclosure issues surrounding the company’s initial public offering have a new status: Dismissed. Last month, Judge Robert Sweet of the Southern...more
Mar. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Jaffe, co-chair of the Global Capital Markets Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about the global outlook for the 2013 IPO market.
Jaffe, in this...more
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (‘BIS’) announced in September 2012 that it had developed proposals with the London Stock Exchange (the ‘LSE’) to attract high growth companies to list...more
The SEC has disclosed data related to complaints in fiscal year 2012. During Fiscal 2012, the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy closed 29,291 files relating to complaints, questions, and other contacts received...more
In This Issue:
Renewable Energy Focus - Wind, solar, biomass provide all new US electrical generating capacity in January 2013; Hard session ahead for renewable energy advocates in Texas; Xcel wants to give developers...more
In the recent decision of Tucci v. Smart Technologies Inc. (2013 ONSC 802), Justice Perell confirmed that the statutory cause of action for misrepresentation in a prospectus (set out in s. 130(1) of the Ontario Securities...more
FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States, has released a set of FAQs relating to its review of public securities offerings filed on its Public Offering Filing...more
Rulebook sets out criteria for admission to the high-growth segment, which has been designed to meet the needs of fast-growing European companies.
On 13 February, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) published a draft...more
In This Issue:
-Initial Public Offerings
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Jobs Act & Capital Markets
Some important 3D printing updates, including micro- and nanoscale printing.
First, the ExOne IPO had an early surge according to press reports. ExOne is located in North Huntingdon, PA....more
This Outline highlights key U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC" or the "Commission") and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") enforcement developments and cases regarding broker-dealers during...more
Nine months have passed since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), a package of legislative measures intended to ease regulatory burdens on smaller companies and facilitate public and private capital...more
2012 was a robust year for both the U.S. leveraged loan and high-yield markets, including record-breaking deal volume for the latter. These conditions provided fertile ground for borrowers and issuers in U.S. markets to fund...more
Many private equity sponsors have been or are considering undertaking an initial public offering of a portfolio company. In negotiating stockholder arrangements and committee assignments for their director representatives...more
2012 Capital Markets Review -
Our Capital Markets Review is well established as one of Osler’s most popular publications. It contains our analysis of events that have affected the Canadian capital markets during the past...more
The U.S. regulatory probe of a Facebook posting by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is raising questions about whether the 43-word message violates a rule requiring that material information be released to all investors at the same...more
Certain recent legal developments will likely impact acquisition finance. This article will survey some of the more notable ones.
We discussed in the last newsletter the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in...more
On December 12, 2012, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its eagerly anticipated consultation conclusions concerning the regulation of IPO sponsors (the “Consultation Conclusions”). While a more detailed...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) imposes restrictions on communications when a securities offering is contemplated or in process. Generally, these communications restrictions are intended to...more
Capital is the lifeblood of a growing tech company, and today access to that capital in the U.S. is improving thanks to recent regulatory and legislative initiatives. Growing tech companies now have an array of new...more
On October 17, 2012, the SEC approved changes to NASD Rule 2711, as administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and NYSE Rule 472, to bring both rules into compliance with the JOBS Act mandate to...more
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD)) filed with the SEC proposed rule changes intended to conform to certain requirements of the JOBS Act,...more
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