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

Global venture-backed fintech funding reached almost $23 billion in the first quarter of 2021, a 110% quarter-over-quarter increase, according to CB Insights’ latest report and webinar, The State of Fintech.  Accounting for the increased investment in fintech companies were 57 mega rounds, or financings, that raised over $100 million.  Overall, there were 614 fintech

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced it will hold its 40th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation virtually from May 24 – 27, 2021.  The Forum, hosted by the SEC’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation, will take place over four days and will feature a number of topics. 

CB Insights summarized 2020 corporate venture capital (“CVC”) financing trends in 2020 in its recent report. Globally, CVC-led deals raised over $73.1 billion in 2020 in 3,359 transactions. While global deal levels declined by 1.7%, CVC-backed funding rose by 24% year-over-year.  CVC-backed funding increased by 24% year-over-year in the United States.  The number of

Shortly before the end of his tenure as Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Chair Jay Clayton presided over the SEC as it considered and approved the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) proposed rule change modifying the NYSE’s rules in order to permit, as described in this Legal Update, primary issuances in

In the International Financial Law Review’s latest publication, A Deep Dive Into Capital Raising Alternatives, Mayer Brown provides context on the changes in market structure and market dynamics that led to the enactment of the JOBS Act. Specifically, the trend for many private companies to remain private longer, defer or dispense with traditional