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The Life Sciences Report - Winter 2018

Life Beyond FDA Clearance or Approval: The Reimbursement Challenge - To medical device manufacturers, winning premarket approval or 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is only half the battle....more

Five Regulatory Implications for Blockchain Tokens as an "Asset Class"

by McDermott Will & Emery on

As 2017 fades in the rear view mirror of the speeding car that is blockchain, five significant regulatory issues will likely be speedbumps for blockchain tokens in 2018. Pundits spend much time talking about blockchain tokens...more

ThinkingCapMarkets Podcast – Directly to a National Securities Exchange: Direct Listings

In June 2017, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“Corp Fin”) announced a new policy effective July 2017 that essentially extends the confidential submission process to all issuers while keeping the EGC process...more

SEC Staff Guidance Related to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Staff of the Office of the Chief Accountant and of the Division of Corporation Finance issued SAB 118 in order to provide guidance for issuers as they prepare their financial statements. The staff guidance provides a...more

Following the Money: Analyzing Capital Flow into the Legal Cannabis Industry

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

At our recent cannabis conference, financial services experts gathered to discuss the evolution of cannabis-related investments. A panel consisting of Kyle Detwiler (Northern Swan Holdings), Jeff Finkle (ARC Angel Fund),...more

New Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 1, 2017, the Staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance released Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14I (“SLB 14I”), which provides new guidance on how the Staff will evaluate arguments for omission of a shareholder...more

Approval for Super Priority Rescue Financing - What does an applicant need to show a Singapore court? - A case study of Re:...

by Dentons on

For the first time, the Singapore High Court has ruled on whether to grant ‘super priority’ for debts arising from rescue financing under the amended insolvency laws via the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 (the Act). ‘Super...more

Dana Gas – choice of English governing law upheld over arguments of non-Shari'a compliance

by Dentons on

Dana Gas PJSC (Dana Gas), the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange listed, UAE-based energy producer, commenced restructuring negotiations with a number of its creditors in May 2017. Just over a month later, Dana Gas announced that...more

“Don’t Be Afraid to Ask.” SEC Staff Ready to Respond to Rule 3-13 Waiver Requests from Registrants

At the PLI Securities Regulation Institute, Mark Kronforst, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“Corp Fin”) Chief Accountant, reminded registrants that the SEC is willing to consider and process Rule 3-13 waiver...more

Legal Considerations in Pre-IPO Crossover Financings

by WilmerHale on

An increasingly common financing strategy for companies expecting to conduct an initial public offering (IPO), particularly in the life sciences space, is to conduct a ‘‘crossover’’ financing shortly prior to the IPO....more

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q3 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q3 2017 - The strong venture financing market of 2017 has continued in Q3. Amounts raised in Q3 2017 kept pace with the near-record highs earlier in the year. In addition, up...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - October 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

CAPITOL HILL - House Small Business Committee letter requesting update to Small Business Tax - This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter with Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Third Quarter 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This quarter we are giving you, our readers, a “First Look” that allows us to provide you the top line trends for venture capital financings of Silicon Valley companies in Q3 more quickly. This “First Look” report will be...more

CyberGRX Closes $20M Series B Funding to Accelerate Growth of World’s First Third-Party Cyber Risk Exchange

by Bryan Cave on

CyberGRX, the provider of the most comprehensive third-party cyber risk management platform, today announced that it has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). CyberGRX’s existing...more

Liqid Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding, Raising $20 Million to Date to Deliver Transformative Composable Infrastructure for...

by Bryan Cave on

Liqid Inc., leading provider of on-demand composable infrastructure (CI) technologies, announced today that it has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by Marker Hill Capital, joined by existing investor and strategic...more

SlamData Secures $6.7MM Series A to Support Modern Data in the Enterprise

by Bryan Cave on

SlamData Inc., the leading open source analytics company for modern unstructured data today announced that it has raised a $6.7M Series A funding round, led by Shasta Ventures. The investment will drive further development of...more

CirrusMD Closes $7 Million Series A Funding

by Bryan Cave on

CirrusMD, which offers a text-first approach to telemedicine for large health systems and insurers, today announced the closing of a $7 million Series A financing led by Colorado Impact Fund, joined by Bootstrap Incubation,...more

Agriculture Biologicals Company NewLeaf Symbiotics Announces Second Close to Complete its $30MM C Round Financing

by Bryan Cave on

NewLeaf Symbiotics announced that it has completed the second close of its $30MM series C financing, accelerating plans to convert proven applications of its unique biologicals platform into products for large-scale...more

In Conversation with…GBite Oduneye, founder of Nigerian Capital Markets Forum

by Hogan Lovells on

(a) You have been working in the Nigerian Capital Markets space for about 11 years now - what would you say has kept you attracted to the Market? My mother introduced me to Capital Markets at a very young age. She strongly...more

SEC Updates Financial Reporting Manual

On August 25, 2016, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (“Corp Fin”) updated its Financial Reporting Manual by making the following changes...more

SEC Staff Guidance on Financial Information in Registration Statements

The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance recently posted additional guidance regarding the financial information that an EGC may omit from its draft registration statements, as well as guidance for non-EGC issuers. ...more

The Entrepreneurs Report - H1 2017

From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for 1H 2017 - Strong median pre-money valuations for all rounds of financing ushered in nearly unprecedented median amounts raised in 1H 2017, particularly for Series C and later...more

Refrigeration Systems Targeted: Risk Management Plans and Release Reporting

by Williams Mullen on

Companies operating ammonia refrigeration systems are easy targets for EPA under a number of environmental programs. Recent history suggests release reporting under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and under the...more

SEC Staff issues FAQs on Confidential Submissions

The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance has published these Frequently Asked Questions to assist issuers that are not emerging growth companies that would like to avail themselves of the confidential submission...more

FDN Offers New Funding Line

by Dentons on

The Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN) has structured alternative ways of funding projects in Colombia to enable foreign financial entities to provide financing in Colombian pesos (COP)....more

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