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IPO Market at 9/30

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Digital Health Investments Dominated by Software Plays in July

Healthcare software dominates the list of top digital health investments in July. Of the 10 digital health companies that received venture, private equity or angel investments of $10 million or more, six provide software...more

Equity capital markets: the pull of the IPO

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

Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report

CB Insights recently released its Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report, which analyzed private company investment and exit activity over the past five years. The report collected data from all activity sources,...more

Cayman Revises the Exempted Limited Partnership Law

On 2 July 2014 the Cayman Islands government passed into law substantial revisions to its exempted limited partnership legislation in the form of the Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014 (the New ELP Law). The...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

ECCF

Recently, Craig Lewis, the Chief Economist and Director of the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, commented on the economic impact of various JOBS Act reforms, or the effects on “efficiency, competition, and...more

Digital Health Investments Heat Up In 2014

Fundraising for digital health continued on its record pace in February with more than $320 million in venture, debt and private equity investment going into the burgeoning sector....more

Court Rules Private Fund Data Is Not A Public Record

Private equity and venture capital funds like public pension fund money but they don’t necessarily like the consequences of having the government as an investor. As noted in this post, this was illustrated by Superior Court...more

Delaware’s Evolving Equity Dilution Standing Rules

In a recent decision from the Delaware Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster provided what seems to be an important step towards reconciling two strands of Delaware law, addressing the distinction between direct...more

CSRC Became Sole Regulator of PE Industry

The long fight between China’s regulatory agencies for the private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) industry has finally been concluded. By a notice on Division of Duties in Private Equity Fund Administration promulgated...more

New Fundraising Opportunities for Issuers and Private Funds: SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation and General Advertising in...

What you need to know: On July 10, the SEC eliminated a ban contained in Rule 506 of Regulation D on the use of general solicitation in connection with fundraising activities. As a result, private companies and...more

SEC Lifts Advertising Ban on Private Offerings: What It Means for Private Equity, Hedge and Venture Capital Funds

On July 10, the SEC adopted a new rule that will permit many private equity funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds to use general advertising and solicitation when offering and selling interests in a fund (the “New...more

What to Ask Potential Investors Beyond “Is Your Money Green”

Overview - Investment into U.S. venture-backed companies dropped 20% to $6.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, and was down 15% to $29.7 billion for...more

Private Equity - Winter/Spring 2013

In This Issue: - ILPA Guidelines Have Noticeable Impact - Extracting Tax Value in Debt Refinancings and Modifications - Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing in China: Exit Strategy and Circular 698 -...more

Personal Planning Can Help Private Equity Pros Save on Taxes

When private equity or venture capital fund principals and managing partners look to roll out a new fund, in addition to reconciling general fund formation issues, they should consider the personal-planning opportunities...more

SBA Rules: Investment Funds Can Now Be Majority Owners of SBIR Companies

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently amended the rules relating to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The new SBA rules implement the...more

Focus On British Virgin Islands Regulation

Originally published on HFM WEEK.COM - 31 JAN - 6 FEB 2013. As a new ‘regulation light’ fund manager regime is launched in the British Virgin Islands, eligible fund managers can now count on a simpler application...more

Market Trends & Legal Developments for Dealmakers - Quarter 4: 2012

In This Issue: -Market Trends -Venture Capital -Private Equity -Initial Public Offerings -Mergers & Acquisitions -Legal Updates -Jobs Act & Capital Markets -Mergers &...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

After the Love is Gone – Tax Planning Considerations for Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Managers in a Post-Carried...

Overview - The issue of carried interest taxation as obscure an issue as it is, has gotten all kinds of attention in the media over the last several years. Most recently, the issue garnered national attention during...more

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