The private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction has proven to be a popular financing tool in volatile markets. For the first five months of 2020, $29.3 billion has been raised through PIPE transactions, primarily in the healthcare and technology sectors.

Data source: PrivateRaise

Comparing timeframes (January 1 through June 9) year-over-year since 2015, there

During the first quarter of 2020, venture funding levels in the global healthcare and life sciences sector has increased 4% by dollars raised, quarter-over-quarter, despite the turbulent COVID-19 environment. According to a recent CB Insights report, healthcare companies raised $14.6 billion this past quarter in 1,156 deals. Deal volume decreased 6% quarter-over-quarter. The inverse

Tech companies at all growth stages are facing capital raising and operating challenges brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  A recent CB Insights client briefing explored these novel business pressures.

To add some perspective, an analysis of earnings calls provided by CB Insights showed that the mentions of “layoffs,” “furloughs” and “hiring freezes” in

For many issuers, a liability management transaction may be part of an overall funding and liquidity management strategy. For others, an exchange offer, consent solicitation or tender offer may be undertaken in connection with a restructuring or recapitalization. For financial institutions or insurance companies, a liability management transaction may serve to address regulatory capital considerations.

PIPE transactions remain an important capital-raising alternative, especially during periods of market volatility. Whether a public company is seeking to raise additional capital from sector or financial investors, effect a recapitalization or restructuring, or facilitate a liquidity opportunity for an existing stockholder, a PIPE transaction may be the most efficient approach.

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Approximately $126 billion in private debt was raised globally in 2019, according to PitchBook Data’s Global Private Debt Report. The private debt markets have experienced a surge in activity and volume following the Global Financial Crisis. Increased competition among lenders raise concerns about the increase in covenant-lite facilities as bargaining power shifts to issuers.

The capital formation environment has significantly changed in the last two decades and, in particular, following the global financial crisis of 2008. The number of initial public offerings has declined, and M&A exits have become a more attractive option for many promising companies. This article reviews trends in the initial public offering market, notable alternatives

At the intersection of insurance and technology, insurtech companies are flourishing.  According to a recent report by CB Insights, companies in the insurtech sector raised approximately $6.35 billion in private funding in 314 deals in 2019, globally.  2019 accounted for approximately 33.9% of all investments to date in insurtech companies.  Private capital raises by

On January 23, 2020, the SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (the “Office”) hosted its first Capital Call, during which the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation and Director of the Office, Martha Legg Miller, and members of the Office’s Staff discussed the latest trends relating to capital formation.  During the