In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February 2022 #4


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

WilmerHale’s 2022 IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports
Every year, WilmerHale publishes IPO, Venture Capital and M&A reports to provide insights into market conditions and comprehensive statistics. This article provides access to each report and highlights key topics of interest in each report.

WilmerHale to Offer Round-the-Clock Russia Sanctions Advice
Several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Japan, have issued sanctions related to Russia and Belarus following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. To resolve sanction-related compliance questions, WilmerHale established a Russia- and Belarus-related sanctions help desk. This article provides directions on how to access the 24/7 assistance.

How COVID Grants, Relief Programs Impact 2021 Business Taxes 
Many businesses relied on federal coronavirus relief funding to stay afloat since 2020. However, states have inconsistent tax treatment of this COVID-19 relief funding, which has created confusion for business owners this tax filing season. This Entrepreneur article discusses how various types of COVID-19 relief funding may impact 2021 business taxes.

The Clock is Ticking for SPACS—Here’s What Happens When They Can’t Seal a Deal 
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), also known as blank-check companies, have gained immense popularity since 2020, with 248 SPACs going public that year. However, not all SPACs have been successful in finding targets and merging. This article from Crunchbase discusses the four main options for SPACs that have underperformed thus far and are approaching their deadlines. 

Here’s How Entrepreneurship Has Evolved In Recent Years
Among labor shortages, business closures and what many have called the “Great Resignation,” there seems to be a growing interest in entrepreneurship. In the current economic climate, self-employment is seen as a more favorable prospect than traditional employment opportunities, and this Forbes article discusses how aspiring business owners are reshaping the face of entrepreneurship. 

Links compiled by Milan Kumar.

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