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Delaware Court Of Chancery Identifies Fiduciary Duty Constraints On Preferred Equity

by Cole Schotz on

A recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery (the “Court”) places certain fiduciary constraints on a company’s ability to satisfy its obligations to its preferred equity holders. While investors often seek to acquire...more

Irredeemable: Delaware Case Will Make Redemption Rights Tougher to Enforce

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Venture capital funds routinely negotiate for a right of redemption – the right to require the company to buy out their shares after a certain period of time if an exit has not occurred – as a key element of their exit...more

Federal Circuit Rules that Starr International Lacks Standing to Pursue Class Claims Stemming from the U.S. Government’s...

On May 9, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) affirmed in part and reversed in part an earlier decision from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which had held that aspects of the...more

Is There A “Revlon Duty” In California?

by Allen Matkins on

There are certain seminal Delaware corporate law cases that are so well known that corporate lawyers are wont to assume that they have been adopted and followed everywhere. One such case is Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews &...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn is pushing GM to split its common stock into two classes—one for dividends and the other for all additional earnings—in an effort to boost the carmaker’s market cap. GM’s not on board....more

Why Luxembourg remains a jurisdiction of choice for private equity

by Hogan Lovells on

1. Framework for an exit from an SARL - Prior to 23 August 2016, any transfer of shares to non-shareholders of an SARL was subject to the prior approval of the shareholders holding not less than 75% of the SARL's share...more

New C&DI’s on Fee Calculations and Form S-8

The SEC issued three new C&DIs on fee calculations: Question 240.11 - Question: An issuer has a Form S-8 on file that registers shares of common stock to be issued upon the exercise of outstanding options. ...more

ISS Launches 2017 ISS Benchmark Policy Comment Period

ISS announced the launch of its 2017 benchmark voting policy consultation period. The open comment period, which will solicit views from governance stakeholders globally on certain proposed voting policies for 2017, will run...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2016 Edition: LBO & Management Packages In France: Are Recent Developments In The...

by Dechert LLP on

The management packages offered to managers in LBOs can sometimes be differentiating factors for financial sponsors enabling them to win a competitive process for the acquisition of a target company. However, although...more

…And The Unicorn You Rode In On (Silicon Valley – Episode 26)

Alas, poor Erlich! We knew him; ‘a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne us on his back a thousand times; and now,’ as Jared poetically recounts, “Erlich’s Bachmanity boondoggle has led to his being...more

Delaware Law Updates - PECO Logistics, LLC v. Walnut Investment Partners, L.P.

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Drafting LLC Agreements for Undesirable Outcomes: Sophisticated investor holds a “put right” but has no basis to challenge valuation on the units that are being “put.” A Delaware Court of Chancery opinion addresses a...more

What Is a Subprime Unicorn?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Christopher Mims had an article in the Wall Street Journal recently titled “The Dangers Ahead if Tech Unicorns Get Gored.” In his article, Mr. Mims discusses the potential collateral damage of a failed unicorn. The article is...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Wave Life Sciences Secures $66 Million in Financing

by McGuireWoods LLP on

WAVE Life Sciences, based in Boston, is a genetic medicine company focused on developing stereopure nucleic acid therapies for patients impacted by rare diseases....more

Mergers & Acquisitions Glossary

This Glossary contains many of the important terms and definitions used in the M&A world. The Glossary is not exhaustive, however. Like most areas of the law, M&A is a highly complex subject that involves several legal and...more

Government Contractors Beware: Trying to Fit A Square Peg into A Round Hole

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

What may be standard in the corporate world can severely disrupt set-aside status in the highly-regulated government contract space. Take the recently-decided case of Precise Systems. ...more

Amendment to Taiwan’s Company Act Establishes 'Closely-Held Company Limited by Shares' to Provide Flexibility on Fund-Raising for...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 1, 2015, an amendment (Amendment) to the Company Act of Taiwan took effect to establish a new category of company under the new Chapter 13, called “closely-held company limited by shares”, hereinafter, a 'close...more

Seventh Circuit Holds Under Indiana Law, Company Was Allowed to Vote Its Own Shares

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision holding that under Indiana law, an Indiana corporation could vote its own outstanding preferred shares. In 1999, Emmis...more

Williams Mullen FDI USA Newsletter - June 2015

by Williams Mullen on

- In this Issue: - Welcome - About Us - Results Of 2015 SelectUSA Summit - 2015 Upcoming Events - RAISING CAPITAL: Simplifying the U.S. Capital Markets - Recent FDI Success Stories - FDI...more

How Collateral Estoppel Can Be Your Best Friend in Stockholder Litigation

by Morris James LLP on

Two recent decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery have dusted off the venerable doctrine of collateral estoppel to dismiss stockholder claims. Of course, this issue is not new in Delaware. In 2013, the Delaware Supreme...more

Ready for Investment? What to Expect in a Typical Preferred Stock Term Sheet

by Varnum LLP on

If your company is ready for investment, congratulations! You've reached a milestone. Now you must ensure that both you and your investors have a documented understanding of the terms under which they will make a financial...more

Venture Capital Trends: East Meets West – Lewis Geffen, Co-chair, Venture Capital Practice

by Mintz Levin on

Lewis Geffen discusses US venture capital trends and how they have migrated from the West Coast to the East Coast and vice versa. For example, East Coast investors have become more “company-friendly” with their terms, due to...more

Pros and Cons of Preferred Equity Investments

by Blank Rome LLP on

Real estate owners and developers have been increasingly turning toward preferred equity structures and investments in order to raise much needed capital for the purchase, renovation and development of real property where...more

Do Founders Really Control Their Company with 51% Ownership?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Founders are often focused on maintaining at least 51% ownership of their companies. With 51%, they will be able to control the Company, and their destiny. At least that’s what they thought. In reality, the 51% control...more

Negotiating Your “Series A” Financing

by Winstead PC on

One of your first tasks in financing your technology company is likely to be completing your initial equity financing with outside investors. Typically, these financings are done with a venture capital firm (“VC”), angel...more

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