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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - March, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: IPOs Are Cool Again in Startup-Land - IPOs have been a rarity in the startup world in recent years, but signs point to a reversal if this column from...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Snap Inc. filed its first public prospectus yesterday in advance of its fast-approaching offering date, playing up the strength of its ad revenue in just two short years as part of its pitch for big-time value....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

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - November, 2016 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Tough Questions You Must Discuss Before You Take the Money - VCs and the founders should get on the same page before signing on the dotted line. ...more

US IPO Market Quarterly Review

Renaissance Capital has released its 3Q 2016 Quarterly Review of the US IPO Market. The review reports an improved third quarter with 33 deals completed, raising approximately $6.1 billion. Renaissance attributes the rise in...more

Top Trends in H1 2016 Digital Health Investments

A few months ago, following our fifth annual Digital Health Summit, the attendees made some predictions about product development and investment in the rapidly growing sector. Now that we are more than halfway through the...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 8.29.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

One of the big themes running through the Fed’s Jackson Hole conference that wrapped last weekend: whoa, there.  Just take it easy.  It’s time for legislatures to kick government spending into high gear—not for central...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

Finding liquidity in late stage private markets

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The environment for growth companies is changing. For a start, 2016 has seen a marked slowdown in the number of IPOs that have come to the market globally. ?Conditions including the European referendum, U.S. presidential...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – June 2016

by McGuireWoods LLP on

VC WATCH - Half-Time 2016: A Glass Half-Empty, or Half-Full? After two record years for venture fundraising and investment, the “bears” among us are already planning for the next down-cycle. Recent headlines...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 6.23.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It was House day for Chair Yellen on the Hill, and if you guessed that in this election year her final appearance before this Congress was more about her questioners scoring political points than it was anything related to...more

Silicon Valley in the Crosshairs: SEC and DOJ Target Fraud Involving Pre-IPO Companies

by Perkins Coie on

Historically, regulators have been reluctant to interfere with the complex world of pre-IPO financing and private market transactions, which tend to involve the most sophisticated investors. However, several recent public...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 6.7.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

In a gift to Wall Street today, Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled that May’s weak job numbers were low enough to prompt reconsideration of a June rate hike out of fears of pushing a fragile economy too far too fast....more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.16.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We’ve been hearing a lot about Verizon’s bid for Yahoo. But it’s not alone. In fact, it’s bringing some odd folks to the table together. Case in point: Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert – NYTimes and Bloomberg...more

The RAISE Act: A New Securities Exemption to Help Start-ups Raise Money?

If you hold stock in a start-up company, you may have noticed that your stock certificate has a daunting message in all capital letters that reads something like: - THE SHARES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED...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

AIM IPO: Legal top tips

by DLA Piper on

An IPO can be a long process (3 to 6 months). The following 'top tips' can help smooth the process: A preliminary legal review of the company's key assets and liabilities (including, for example, tax liabilities) will...more

NVCA reports VC-Backed IPO Activity Increase in Q2

A press release by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Thomson Reuters reports a significant jump in the number of VC-backed IPOs during the second quarter of 2015. The release notes a 59 percent increase by...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

SEC Says Fantasy Stock Trading Violates Securities Laws; Charges Others for Selling Illegal Security-Based Swaps

The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act. I bet the Congressional drafters of these provisions...more

KISS the SAFE Goodbye? Another Alternative for Start-up Financing

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Only recently, we debated the merits of the SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity), an alternative funding mechanism for early-stage companies designed to replace the industry-standard convertible note financing....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

[Event] Surviving Your First IPO - April 23, New York, NY

by New York In-House Counsel on

Join us as our hosts, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Toppan Vite, take us through the ins and outs of surviving your first IPO. Going public is a defining moment in the life of any company, so as an in-house counsel...more

Back to the Future? (Regional Exchanges and Venture Exchanges)

Last week, in connection with the meeting of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, both Commissioner Aguilar and Commissioner Gallagher expressed interest in, and support for, a more thorough...more

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