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Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q3

by Benesch on

The ultra-wealthy are allocating more of their money to equities and less to hedge funds and real estate this year, a survey of family offices published on Wednesday found. Equities accounted for 27.1 percent of the average...more

EuVECA and EuSEF amended: another opportunity to succeed?

by DLA Piper on

On 14 September the European Parliament approved a revised version of the so-called EuVECA and EuSEF regulations. The Regulations no. 345/2013 on European venture capital funds (EuVECA) and no. 346/2013 on European social...more

The Difference Between Venture Capital And Private Equity (And How Star Wars And Star Trek Will Help You Remember Them).

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Quick quiz:- If your startup is seeking investors, will you have more success with private equity or venture capital firms? How about when you’re looking to sell that company? ...more

Not a Token Gesture: Compensating Service Providers with Virtual Property

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Questions surrounding the use of virtual currencies and other digital tokens (“tokens”) as compensation came to the forefront last month following formal guidance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on...more

SEC Issues Guidance on Initial Coin Offerings

by Cozen O'Connor on

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement issued an investigative report on a hot new fundraising phenomenon being used by emerging companies, venture capital funds, and hedge...more

Delaware Governor Signs Groundbreaking Blockchain Legislation into Law

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On July 21, 2017, following last June’s announcement that the Delaware House of Representatives had passed (with near unanimity) blockchain-related provisions proposing to amend several sections of the Delaware General...more

Howey Got Here: SEC Issues Guidance on Token Offerings

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Howey test lives on—now in a lesson in what not to do when it comes to token offerings. Token offerings, also known as “initial token offerings,” “token launches,” “token sales,” “initial coin offerings,” or “ICOs,”...more

Road Map to Europe III - Why Europe is an Increasingly Exciting Place to Fund and Grow Companies

With an increasingly mature tech ecosystem, Europe has never been more attractive to international venture capital and growth equity investors. European Tech had its best ever fundraising year in 2016 with European companies...more

Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companies

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Four of Latham & Watkins’ leading emerging company partners in Silicon Valley, Luke Bergstrom, Tad Freese, Jim Morrone and JD Marple, recently hosted a webinar titled “Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company...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 - December, 2016

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 7 Lessons for Founders on How to Stick Your Neck Out - Successful entrepreneurs know how to stick their necks out without losing their heads....more

Brexit: The Impact on the EC/VC Community

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The process of Brexit and the implications for our clients’ businesses will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all our offices and working with our clients on...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

Venture Debt Programme – A new source of funding development plans for emerging entities

by Dentons on

Regarded among investors and industry observers as Southeast Asia’s most developed entrepreneurial ecosystem, Singapore has much to be proud of with regard to the transformation of its entrepreneurial landscape over the last...more

2016 IPO Report

by WilmerHale on

Our 2016 IPO Report offers a detailed analysis of, and outlook for, the IPO market, plus useful IPO market metrics. We look at rates of adoption of JOBS Act relief by emerging growth companies, and recent FAST Act amendments...more

Corporate Venture Funds: Friend or Foe?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Many large corporations have set up, or are in the process of setting up, in-house venture funds. At the same time, early and later-stage companies are looking for “smart money” investors – funds that bring strategic and...more

2015 Year-End IPO Market Review

by WilmerHale on

The 2015 IPO market produced 152 IPOs, a disappointing tally that lagged well behind the 244 IPOs in 2014 despite continued strength in the life sciences sector. Setting aside the anomalous years of 2008 and 2009, however,...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – December 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

2015 on Pace for Big Year Despite 3rd Quarter Cooldown - VC investment slowed in Q3 2015, yet 2015 is still on track to be one of the best years in several decades. “Venture Capital Cools in Third Quarter,”...more

Australia Biotech Week showcases sophistication and growth

by Dentons on

On October 9, Australia's biotech community completed its annual pilgrimage to Melbourne at the conclusion of Australia Biotech Invest 2015 and AusBiotech 2015. This year's conferences once again evidenced the primacy and...more

Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Makes Three Written Recommendations to SEC

It was a productive morning at the last meeting of its current term for the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. The Committee, which has been renewed for two more years, approved three recommendations to...more

Progress for Venture Exchanges

We have seen various initiatives intended to promote capital formation for smaller reporting companies and emerging growth companies. Among these initiatives, the development of venture exchanges in the United States appears...more

Blog: 10 Suggestions for UK Entrepreneurs Preparing to Raise Venture Capital

by Cooley LLP on

Ready for show time? Is your story compelling enough to interest venture capital investors? Some businesses, even if they succeed, simply will not get large enough to deliver the kind of scaleability and potential future...more

Pending Legislation Relating to Capital Formation

A number of bills promoting access to capital formation have been introduced during the 114th Congress. The focus remains on reducing and eliminating burdensome regulation for smaller reporting companies and emerging...more

In re Alternate Fuels, Inc.: Key Takeaways for Venture Capitalists Working with Emerging Companies

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Venture capitalists (“VCs”) often provide needed debt financing such as bridge loans to emerging companies in financial distress. However, given their insider status with these companies, VCs may encounter issues with such...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

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