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Initial Public Offering Emerging Growth Companies

SEC changes filing cover pages, raises thresholds for EGCs and crowdfunding

by DLA Piper on

The SEC has adopted a number of technical amendments to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) to conform its existing rules and regulations to the requirements of the JOBS Act and implement statutory...more

The Snap IPO: Speculation Without (Board) Representation

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The just completed IPO of Snap Inc. has received enormous buzz and plenty of press coverage, mostly about its eye-popping valuation and offering proceeds, the big winners among the founders and early investors and the...more

The Short Field Guide to IPOs - 2017

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

Valuation Disconnect Leads to 2016 IPO Drought

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

2016 turned out to be a terrible year for IPOs, both in terms of number of deals and aggregate proceeds. According to Renaissance Capital’s U.S. IPO Market 2016 Annual Review, only 105 companies went public on U.S....more

Key Metrics for Technology and Life Sciences Initial Public Offerings

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This report has been developed as a resource for our clients and friends interested in understanding recent IPO activity of technology and life sciences companies. This information comprises a number of graphs and charts...more

IPO Guide

We have organized this booklet into three major chapters. In Chapter One, we discuss the period leading up to a decision to proceed with an initial public offering, with a focus on the prerequisites to, as well as the...more

FAST Act Offers More Goodies to Emerging Growth Companies

by WilmerHale on

Once again proving that you can’t judge a gift by its box, emerging growth companies (EGCs) received a pleasant, but oddly wrapped, surprise in December with the enactment of a new law authorizing spending on highway and...more

SEC Adopts Rules Permitting Forward Incorporation by Reference on Form S-1 and Simplifying Disclosure Requirements for EGCs

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted interim final rules permitting smaller reporting companies, generally companies with a public float of less than $75 million, to incorporate by reference on Form S-1...more

Practical Guidance on FAST Act Changes to JOBS Act and SEC Disclosure Requirements

by Perkins Coie on

Tucked into the 490 pages of the Highway Transportation Bill that President Obama signed into law in December 2015, known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and which largely deals with...more

Jobs Act Revamped by Fast Act

by Carlton Fields on

The Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act of 2012 (the "JOBS Act") was enacted on April 5, 2012 in an effort to make it easier for certain emerging growth companies (EGCs), generally defined as companies with annual gross...more

SEC Further Enhances the IPO On-Ramp

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The SEC’s rule changes further streamline the pathway for many companies to conduct their initial public offerings and reduce the burdens associated with their subsequent SEC periodic reporting obligations. On January...more

A Guide to AIM: The Junior Market of the London Stock Exchange

by Locke Lord LLP on

AIM is the junior market of the London Stock Exchange, and has become a leading market for companies all over the world to raise funds for growth and development. The number of companies trading on AIM as of December 2014 was...more

SEC Adopts Rules Implementing FAST Act Provisions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved interim final rules implementing two provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act that ease the financial statement disclosure...more

December 2015 IPO Market Review

by WilmerHale on

The December IPO market produced a pair of new offerings. Only once in the preceding 15-year period has the month of December seen a lower IPO count, as 2008 failed to produce a single IPO for the month in the midst of the...more

Orrick Technology IPO Insights - Q3 2015

For initial public offerings, particularly those of technology companies, the second half of 2015 got off to a slow start and the pace has continued to be sluggish into December. Please see full Publication below for...more

President Signs FAST Act (Updated December 10, 2015)

by Cooley LLP on

The President has signed the FAST Act into law. As previously discussed, this transportation bill contains several measures that modify the JOBS Act or otherwise relate to capital raising for emerging growth companies,...more

Blog: President Signs FAST Act

by Cooley LLP on

The President has signed the FAST Act into law. As previously discussed, this transportation bill contains several measures that modify the JOBS Act or otherwise relate to capital raising for emerging growth companies,...more

August 2015 IPO Market Review

by WilmerHale on

The IPO market produced nine IPOs over the first two weeks of August, followed by a solitary IPO over the last two weeks of the month as the market entered the customary interlude around the Labor Day holiday. Total gross...more

July 2015 IPO Market Review

by WilmerHale on

The IPO market produced 15 IPOs in July with gross proceeds of $2.74 billion. July’s tally brings the total number of IPOs over the first seven months of 2015 to 106, the fourth highest total for the first seven months...more

June 2015 IPO Market Review

by WilmerHale on

The IPO market continued to accelerate in June with the month producing 33 IPOs, the highest monthly count since the 65 IPOs in August of 2000. June’s tally brings the total number of IPOs over the first half of the...more

The Life Sciences Report - Spring 2015

In This Issue: - The Rise of Companion Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities - Department of Justice Imposes More Than $110 Million in Fines on Medical Device Makers - Life...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – June 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As we reported in January 2015, 2014 was a banner year for venture capital on all fronts, from fundraising, to investment and exits – save, however, for the small drop in the number of deals versus the largest aggregate...more

Getting the Measure of EGC Corporate Governance Practices: A survey and related resources

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Corporate governance has changed dramatically in the nearly 13 years since passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and in the nearly five years since enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

Keys to Surviving Your First IPO

2014 was a big year for initial public offerings (IPOs). According to Renaissance Capital, 273 companies took the plunge in 2014, the most since 406 companies went public in 2000. Gross proceeds of $85 billion were raised,...more

In Long-Awaited SEC Action – Access to Capital for Entrepreneurial Startups Facilitated by New Rules - Venture Capital and...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

On March 25, 2015, in a long-awaited action by the SEC, the regulatory agency finally made a bold move intended to facilitate access to capital for entrepreneurial, high tech startups and other smaller companies. Pursuant to...more

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