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Promising Activity in the U.S. IPO Market

Renaissance Capital published their Review of the U.S. IPO Market for the second quarter of 2017. In its most active quarter in two years, the IPO market saw 54 IPOs, raising approximately $11 billion. The median deal size...more

Independent Sponsors: How to Leverage This Valuable Channel for Transactions

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In an ultra-competitive deal market, investors continually look for attractive opportunities to deploy additional capital. While “independent sponsors” have been around for many years, the number of independent sponsors is at...more

African Resilience! Private Equity in Africa proves its mettle

by Hogan Lovells on

Despite numerous economic, political and regulatory challenges faced by investors, Private equity in South Africa appears to continue to deliver long term sustainable returns for its stakeholders and has outperformed major...more

Investment Outlook 2017: Deal trends in the GCC

by Hogan Lovells on

When oil prices dropped two years ago, it took a while for the severity and durability of the new oil-price environment to sink in. The response came in 2016: governments focused on cutting expenditure, sending a cascade of...more

MEasure - Summer 2016

by King & Spalding on

Brexit – Impact on Middle Eastern Issuers - Whilst the precise legal and regulatory impact that the UK’s recent decision to leave the European Union (EU), dubbed Brexit, will have on the corporate finance market will...more

2016 IPO Report

by WilmerHale on

Our 2016 IPO Report offers a detailed analysis of, and outlook for, the IPO market, plus useful IPO market metrics. We look at rates of adoption of JOBS Act relief by emerging growth companies, and recent FAST Act amendments...more

2015 Year-End IPO Market Review

by WilmerHale on

The 2015 IPO market produced 152 IPOs, a disappointing tally that lagged well behind the 244 IPOs in 2014 despite continued strength in the life sciences sector. Setting aside the anomalous years of 2008 and 2009, however,...more

Legal Trends 2016

While global markets can be unpredictable, we have assembled some key legal trends that may help you prepare for what lies ahead in 2016. Please see full publication below for more information....more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, October 2015

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see full...more

Make Room for the Independent Sponsor

by Benesch on

It’s no secret that it has become more difficult for traditional private equity firms to raise captive funds. In fact, California Public Employees’ Retirement System is looking to further reduce its number of private equity...more

2015 BDO IPO Halftime Report — Survey finds decrease in IPO activity and increased positive sentiment towards JOBS Act

Last week, BDO USA released its 2015 IPO Halftime Report which surveyed capital markets executives from various investment banks on IPO activity and trends for 2015. The report found that the number of U.S. IPOs and...more

¿Qué impacto tendrá el nuevo enfoque de la SEC en el capital privado de inversión inmobiliaria del sur de Florida?

Fondos de capital de inversión inmobiliaria del sur de Florida: tomen nota de un discurso reciente de Marc Wyatt, Director de Cumplimiento Normativo de la Comisión de Valores y Bolsa (Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC)...more

Debt Financing Trends – Joe Price, Member, Corporate & Securities Practice

by Mintz Levin on

Joe Price discusses the various debt financing options available for leveraged sponsor deals and provides an overview of recent lower middle-market trends....more

US PE Sponsors Take on Europe

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

US PE houses spent $58 billion on European buyouts in 2014, a 43% increase on 2013 figures, according to Mergermarket. US PE houses are becoming major players in the European buyout game. Much of this activity is...more

Equity capital markets: the pull of the IPO

by White & Case LLP on

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

"First-Half Activity Energizes US Capital Markets in 2014"

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

Equity capital markets in the United States: regulatory overview

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

What are the main equity markets/exchanges in your jurisdiction? Outline the main market activity and deals in the past year. Main equity markets/exchanges - The primary US public equity markets are the...more

FINRA Proposes Separate Rules for Firms Whose Activities Are Limited to Advice on Capital Raising and Restructuring and...

by Goodwin on

In Regulatory Notice 14-09, FINRA requested public comment on a proposal to adopt a narrower set of rules (the “Proposed LCFB Rules”) for member firms that meet the definition of “limited corporate financing broker” (each, an...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Second Quarter 2013: The U.S. Federal Reserve Board Charts an Independent Course in the...

by Dechert LLP on

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”) in December 2012 issued a proposed rule under the Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) for the enhanced supervision of foreign banking organizations (“FBOs”) and any foreign...more

Fourth Quarter 2012

We are pleased to make available to you our quarterly update on dealmaking market trends and legal developments for Fourth Quarter 2012....more

Treasury Issues Final FATCA Regulations

by White & Case LLP on

Introduction - On January 17, 2013, the Department of the Treasury (“the Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued final regulations (the “Regulations”) under Sections 1471 through 1474 of the...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: 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

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