This extensive Guide is a practical tool for companies that are considering raising capital through the issuance of high yield bonds. Written in plain-English, the Guide demystifies and simplifies what for many may seem like a daunting and complex covenant package and offering process. Covering the full spectrum of what issuers need to know, the
SEC Disclosure Considerations Following Bank Sector Disruptions
Recent failures of certain domestic and international banks and resulting government intervention, acquisitions and subsequent developments have resulted in significant disruption in the bank sector. Compliance with U.S. securities laws is important, especially in times of heightened uncertainty. This alert focuses on the impact the current volatility may have on disclosures that public companies make…
Reopenings: Issuing Additional Debt Securities of an Outstanding Series
This Lexis Practice Advisor practice note discusses reopenings of debt securities issuances. Companies frequently raise capital by issuing additional debt securities of the same series as debt securities outstanding under an existing indenture, often referred to as “reopening the indenture” or “reopening the series.”
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Legal Update: Chair Clayton and Division Director Hinman Issue Public Statement on the Importance of Disclosure in the Current COVID-19 Environment
On April 8, 2020, the Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) – Jay Clayton – and the Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance – William Hinman – issued a joint statement titled The Importance of Disclosure – For Investors, Markets and Our Fight Against COVID-19 (the “Statement”) providing guidance…