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Accolade Partners Closes Sixth Fund at $235 Million

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Accolade Partners has announced it has raised $235 million for its sixth fund, Accolade VI. Accolade Partners, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2000, is a venture capital and growth equity investment...more

Frequently asked questions: non-Canadian funds selling in Canada

by DLA Piper on

The purpose of this paper is to provide a high-level overview of certain regulations applicable to non-Canadian closed-ended investment funds1 marketing to Canadian investors. Please see full Paper below for more...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: VC Funding for UK Remained Steady in Q1 Despite Brexit - Startups received strong venture capital backing during Q1 in face of Brexit. ...more

Sellout: Why Control is Key in the Sale of VC-Backed Companies

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Every founder of a growth startup dreams of a big, successful exit — a sale of the company for millions of dollars. But that dream could be shattered if the investors are able to cause the company to be sold prematurely with...more

Modernisation of UK limited partnership legislation: private investment funds

by Dentons on

A new form of limited partnership, the private fund limited partnership (PFLP), has been introduced in the UK from 6 April 2017. This follows industry lobbying to modernise UK limited partnership law and preserve the UK...more

Know Your Limits: Understanding Your Term Sheet’s Exclusivity Provision

by WilmerHale on

Hollywood’s exclusive parties include only the hottest A-listers. Exclusive sales are advertised only to a boutique’s biggest spenders. The startup world has its own take on exclusivity: Investors and buyers routinely insert...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - April, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules - Big Brother, big data and big worries about the repeal of...more

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

The JOBS Act at Five: Congressional Hearing Highlights Need for Further Reform

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

On March 22, the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment of the Financial Services Committee conducted a hearing entitled “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the...more

Delaware Paves the Way for the Use of Blockchain Technology

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Following last May’s announcement of the “Delaware Blockchain Initiative” by former Delaware Governor Jack Markell, on March 13, 2017, the Corporate Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association...more

Delaware Paves the Way for the Use of Blockchain Technology

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Following last May’s announcement of the “Delaware Blockchain Initiative” by former Delaware Governor Jack Markell, on March 13, 2017, the Corporate Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association...more

Senate Banking Committee Focused on Deregulation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On March 9, 2017, the Senate Banking Committee passed a series of four bills focused on deregulation, including one that would make it easier for privately held companies to issue stock awards through equity compensation...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Here's what tech investors were talking about at SXSW this week - SXSW is wrapping up this weekend, and we’ve got roundups galore....more

UK Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds, Take Note: New PFLP

by McGuireWoods LLP on

From 6 April 2017 a new private fund limited partnership (PFLP) vehicle will be available. Limited partnerships are a commonly used structure for private equity and venture capital funds. The Legislative Reform...more

Singapore Legal Update - March 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Venture Capital Funds to Face Simpler Regulatory Framework - The MAS has proposed a new regulatory regime for managers of venture capital funds. The changes are intended to support and promote financing for enterprise...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 4

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - On February 17, just as new rules to further facilitate intrastate and regional crowdfunding offerings are beginning to take effect, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the North...more

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

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Board of Advisors - Free advice from industry leaders? Tackling difficult problems with experienced executives? WilmerHale Partner Josh Fox explores why and...more

Singapore Eases Regulatory Regime for VC Funds to Promote Financing for Start-Ups

by Morgan Lewis on

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has proposed a simplification of the authorisation process and regulatory framework for venture capital managers—with the goal of supporting start-ups....more

Raising Startup Venture Capital: Pitfalls and Pointers

by Bryan Cave on

According to a study of 101 failed startups, 29% cited a lack of sufficient capital as the ultimate reason for failure. So how can you best approach your search for capital in an attempt to keep your startup from becoming...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

The Entrepreneurs Report: Private Company Financing Trends

Venture financing data shows that 2016 was an exceptionally strong year for early-stage valuations and amounts raised. Median pre-money valuations for 2016 Series A and Seed financings exceeded those of each of the past five...more

The ReSET – A Winter’s Tale

Here we go Again. Who else feels an ill-defined tinge of malaise this time of year? For me, it’s not without some guilt. There’s much to appreciate; if you have faith (however experienced), health, family and friends, what’s...more

Blog: Negotiating the Venture Debt Term Sheet

by Cooley LLP on

Now that you’ve decided that borrowing money is a better option than doing an equity round, how do you determine the terms of the loan? Venture debt lenders will typically present you with a term sheet so you can evaluate...more

The ReSET – Handling Pesky Employees Who Get in the Way of a Deal

Two interesting conversations played out recently – one dealing with the fallout from employees who tried to hold a company sale hostage, the other tentatively exploring how to give employees in advance a stake in the...more

Mutual Funds As Venture Capitalists? Evidence from Unicorns

In a recent paper, authors Sergey Chernenko, Josh Lerner, and Yao Zeng consider investments by mutual funds (“cross over funds”) in 99 unicorn companies. Given the rise in recent years of investments by cross over funds in...more

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