The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation issued on December 16, 2022 its 2022 Annual Report to the U.S. Congress and to the SEC detailing how entrepreneurs, investors, and private and smaller public companies are engaging in capital raising.  The Report provides a wealth of data from the

The CB Insights’ State of Venture Report for the third quarter of 2022 notes that global venture funding declined to $74.5 billion in the third quarter, down 58% from the funding peak in the fourth quarter of 2021.  This represents a quarter-over-quarter contraction of 34%, the largest quarterly percentage drop in a decade, with the

The CB Insights’ recently-published Tech Valuations Report comments on technology company valuations trends and reports on a continued decline during the third quarter of the year.  The report attributes this in part to continued cautiousness on the part of investors given market volatility.

The report indicates that median tech valuations dropped across most investment stages

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Practising Law Institute (PLI) is hosting its annual Pocket MBA 2022: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals program. Pocket MBA is PLI’s hallmark program for attorneys representing clients in the financial industry, but their background training is not primarily in accounting principles and financial concepts. This program

At the end of September 2022, Patrick McHenry, the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, released the Committee Republicans’ capital formation agenda. The capital formation agenda aims to build on the successes of the JOBS Act in a number of important areas, which are summarized below.

Strengthening Public Markets.  The Committee Republicans would

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee held a panel discussion on recent trends in taking a company public during its October 13, 2022 meeting.  The panel, “Update on the Going Public Market: A 12-month lookback at the state of play of the IPO market,” began with an equity markets overview

Globally, the total volume of fintech deal activity, which includes financings by private companies, IPOs, and M&A activity, has declined for three consecutive quarters.  Activity in the second quarter of 2022 was down 67% from the peak, which was recorded in the third quarter of 2021.  Financings by private companies in the sector were at

The SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (“OASB”) recently issued its 2021 Annual Report (the “Report”), which reviews the capital raising activities of a variety of companies, from startups and emerging businesses to smaller public companies. The OASB, together with the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, provided updated data

Global funding for companies in the automotive and mobility sectors fell to $27.6 billion in 2020, a 5% decrease year-over-year, with 522 deals completed according to CB Insights’ recent report and webinar on the State of Mobility. While the first half of 2020 was particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the second half of