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Stock Redemption

Follow-Up on Open-Ended Funds and Illiquidity

by Reed Smith on

On 4 July 2016, Standard Life Investments suspended trading as a result of investors flooding the gates for redemptions. Several other funds, such as M&G and Aviva Investments, followed suit throughout the same week. By...more

Roadblocks to Redemption: Delaware Chancery Court Ruling Makes Preferred Stock Redemptions More Challenging

by Goodwin on

A recent decision in Delaware illustrates yet another difficulty investors face when using redemption of their stock as a liquidity strategy. In this case, a private equity fund, Oak Hill Capital Partners, and the directors...more

CFTC Guidance on FCM and DCO Investments in Money Market Funds

by Dechert LLP on

Divisions of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on August 8, 2016 issued letters restricting futures commission merchants (FCMs) and derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) from investing in money market...more

Open-ended property funds: a fund-amental mismatch?

by Reed Smith on

On 4 July 2016, Standard Life Investments suspended trading as a result of investors flooding the gates for redemptions. Several other funds such as M&G and Aviva Investments followed suit throughout the same week. The...more

When A Share Rescission Is Not A Distribution

by Allen Matkins on

Section 166 of the California Corporations Code defines “distribution to its shareholders”. Knowing what constitutes a distribution to shareholders is important because Chapter 5 of the General Corporation Law imposes...more

FCA Guidance on Fund Suspensions

Three things you need to know - - The UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") issued guidance (the “Guidance”) on the suspension of fund redemptions. - The Guidance applies to all FCA-authorised managers...more

Liquidity in Private Companies

by WilmerHale on

Traditionally, the management and investors of venture-backed companies would begin considering an exit for the company—an IPO or acquisition—as it entered the growth phase. Today, however, more and more companies...more

English Court Decision: Canary Wharf Finance II Plc v Deutsche Trustee Company Limited et al.

If you read one thing... - In a very recent decision, the English High Court has provided clear support for the enforceability of a make-whole provision providing compensation to the holders of long-term fixed-rate...more

IRS Releases First Private Letter Ruling on Small Redemption Limitation

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On October 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Treasury Regulations to provide relief under Section 382 for small redemptions. These regulations provide taxpayer...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q1 2014

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s experience confirms reports that the market remains positive overall, with up rounds comprising more than three-quarters of all venture deals in Q1 2014, the highest proportion in several...more

Basics Of Stock Redemptions

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Closely held corporations often have issues come up about succession planning and also about how to structure transactions in the most tax advantageous way possible. Corporate redemption of a shareholders stock is always...more

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