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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
Two years ago, the JOBS Act became law. Title I of the JOBS Act significantly changed the IPO playbook, creating a new category of issuer called an emerging growth company (EGC) and rewriting the rules for EGC IPOs. We...more
Two years ago, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law. Title I of the JOBS Act significantly changed the IPO playbook, creating a new category of issuer called an emerging growth company (EGC) and rewriting...more
An issuer that is considering or that has commenced an initial public offering (“IPO”) should take special care to familiarize itself with the communications rules applicable to offerings....more
To date, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) is best known for legalizing securities crowdfunding (better called ‘crowd investing’), lifting the ban on the mass marketing of private offerings, and fostering...more
Almost two years have passed since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) was signed into law to ease regulatory burdens on smaller companies and facilitate public and private capital formation. The provisions...more
Experience in 2013 has shown that U.S. securities exchanges are once again becoming increasingly popular venues for listings by non-U.S. companies. The number of non-U.S. companies that conducted initial listings in the U.S....more
We are all familiar with the modified ratchet and full ratchet anti-dilution provisions that relate to subsequent down rounds in the financing of start-up and emerging growth companies. A new twist on anti-dilution...more
The emerging growth Company -
The JOBS Act created a new class of issuer: the emerging growth company (EGC). An EGC is defined as an issuer with total annual gross revenue of less than $1 billion during the most recent...more
We have written a fair bit about business development companies and the important role that they serve as alternative capital providers. During the financial crisis and in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis,...more
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) was signed into law to facilitate capital raising by reducing certain initial public offering (“IPO”) and reporting requirements for Emerging Growth Companies. An...more
Highway on-ramps: you’ve probably driven on them thousands of times and never given them another thought. But it turns out that they are marvels of engineering. In this installment we are summarizing a legislative marvel: the...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
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
The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions on Title I of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) to...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). The JOBS Act’s stated purpose is to increase job creation and economic growth by improving access to public capital markets...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). The full formal name for the legislation: “An Act to increase American job creation and economic growth by improving...more
Originally published in Business Law Today - May 2012.
The JOBS Act springs from a belief that smaller companies are the engines of economic growth and job creation. In this view, the decline of the smaller company...more
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) became law in April with a goal of improving access to capital markets and easing compliance burdens for newer and smaller public companies. Among other things, the...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “Act”), a wide-ranging legislative response to the private sector which repeatedly voiced concerns regarding the existence of...more
New guidance outlines key rules for the new confidential review option for initial public offerings by emerging growth companies in the United States.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (also known as the JOBS...more
On April 5, 2012, the JOBS Act was signed into law, culminating a bipartisan effort by Congress to ease restrictions on capital raising that have affected and guided companies and investors for decades. The JOBS Act is...more
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law. The JOBS Act seeks to reduce securities law burdens on start-ups and small businesses to make capital more accessible. In a...more
On April 5, 2012, after overwhelming bi-partisan support in Congress but criticism from regulators and investor protection groups, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act). The...more
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