FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 175-Debra Bruce on new methods for law firm funding and its implications
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
The strong U.S. initial public offering (IPO) market, coupled with favorable regulatory changes and market acceptance of innovative transaction structures, has increased the attractiveness of the IPO as an exit alternative to...more
We are pleased to share the following representative engagements from 2014:
Strategic M&A -
We advised private and public companies and their subsidiaries, both domestic and foreign, in their merger and...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
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
Proposed EU Merger Review of Non-Controlling Minority Shareholding Acquisitions: Challenges and Opportunities for Private Equity -
At present, the EU Merger Regulation [Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004] (the Merger...more
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Set against a favorable backdrop of low interest rates, reduced volatility and increased risk tolerance among investors, 2014 started well for IPOs around the world. Activity in the largest markets returned to levels not seen...more
The Association of British Insurers (“ABI”) has published guidance on the expectations and views of ABI members on various aspects of equity capital market transactions. The guidance is split into three sections, ‘Initial...more
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
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
Earlier this month, the European Commission imposed fines totaling nearly EUR 302 million on producers of underground and high-voltage power cables, based on allegations that the producers had engaged in illicit market...more
Last year’s surge in MLP activity likely will continue as investors grow increasingly familiar with the structure and its benefits.
2013 was a year of unprecedented growth in the number of publicly traded MLPs, as well...more
Until last year, mining companies had little trouble raising funds. But, as the boom in the price of commodities has peaked and passed, the markets remain volatile for miners. Profits have plummeted by up to 49%1 for the top...more
In This Issue:
-Initial Public Offerings
-Mergers & Acquisitions
-Jobs Act & Capital Markets
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
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
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