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?
Navigating the Dual Track M&A/IPO– Part One
Form 10s as Alternatives to Traditional IPOs – Interview with Bill Hicks, Member, Mintz Levin
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
The Jobs Act: Confidential Filing
Investors sued HCA Holdings, Inc., alleging that HCA’s registration statement and prospectus contained misrepresentations when HCA made its initial public offering in 2011. The district court certified a class of investors,...more
New England Outlook - Quarterly Review of Seed, Series A and Series B/Later Round Financings -
Included in this Issue:
- Activity Level of New England Transactions: Q2 2013 -Q2 2014 - All Rounds
Welcome to the Q4 2014 issue of Orrick Technology IPO Insights, a quarterly publication highlighting trends in U.S. information technology company IPOs.
We isolate technology companies in order to analyze and present...more
We analyzed the terms of 150 venture financings closed in the fourth quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
When you're the second smallest state and your neighbors are NYC and Philly, you have to do something to stand out. So, when Calvin Coolidge announced that the "Business of America is business," someone in Delaware was paying...more
Directors and Officers (D&O) liability and the insurance coverage issues presented by litigation arising from the same continued to be the subject of numerous judicial decisions at the state and federal level during 2014. The...more
The 2014 U.S. initial public offering market was the most active for new issues since 2000. The market began to recover from the recession in 2010 and took off in 2013 with 222 offerings raising an aggregate of $55 billion,1...more
Under German law, the preparation and distribution of predeal research reports — a common practice for German initial public offerings — raises certain insider trading law issues that recently have changed the manner in which...more
In the last six months, various legal developments have taken place in the field of securities law in France.
1. The Law of 29 March 2014 introduced certain legal and regulatory provisions relating to takeover bids...more
On January 19, 2015, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued for comment a new draft foreign investment law that if implemented would be the most significant change to China’s foreign investment regime in at least the...more
This Growth Capital Investor article references Smith Anderson attorneys Benji Jones and Merrill Mason.
A company that focuses on micro-lending for independent builders in real estate is now the first Reg A issuer to...more
Novartis Pharmaceuticals has announced it has formed a joint investment company with Qualcomm Ventures, the venture investment group of Qualcomm....more
IPO recovery? Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. That’s right: an astounding 275 IPOs were completed in 2014, topping the 2013 total of 222 by more than 23%. Total U.S. IPO proceeds...more
While most of the private equity and public offering activity of franchise companies focuses on franchise brands and systems, every now and then a large, multi-unit franchisee will go public or seek private equity financing....more
Similar to last year, there are no new disclosure requirements which need to be reflected in this year’s proxy statement; however, with ongoing shareholder activism and the desire of companies to communicate effectively with...more
In This Report:
- The Basics
- Background to Financial Statement Requirements
- What Financial Statements Must Be Included in Public Offerings?
- When Does Financial...more
According to Renaissance Capital, there were 273 IPOs that raised $85 billion of gross proceeds. The number of offerings in 2014 increased by nearly 23% and the proceeds raised increased by 55% over 2013. Alibaba’s $25...more
While private equity activity continued in strength in 2014, franchisors also launched initial public offerings (IPOs) in the last year. Recent IPOs of franchise companies include the following:
?Habit Restaurants Inc....more
Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be SLWD.
Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it to a...more
At the end of last week, the SEC issued a press release indicating that it had voted to propose various amendments to implement portions of the JOBS Act. (In a departure from the norm, the SEC did not hold an open meeting to...more
Amendment to Swaps Push-out Provision of Dodd-Frank: Section 630 of the recently passed Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (“Omnibus Spending Bill” – see p. 249) amends Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank...more
The Second Circuit took center stage this week, handing down a decision which reversed the insider trading convictions of two remote tippees. The decision circumscribes tippee liability by defining the elements of a claim and...more
A Creative – If Complex – Route to Tax Savings When Going Public
For technology and other startups, going public can be doubly taxing—literally....more
In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery partially granted defendants’ motion to dismiss, holding that (i) plaintiff had stated a claim for breach of fiduciary duty against the Director Defendants because it was...more
Over the past decade, the gaming industry has evolved into one of the hottest sectors of mobile internet services. VentureBeat recently reported that in the trailing twelve months of Q3 2014, gaming accounted for $18 billion...more
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