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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A number of public companies have experienced dramatic fluctuations in their stock price, trading volume and market capitalization as a result of the recent market downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For registrants concerned about steep declines in their day-to-day market cap in this volatile environment and how the volatility may impact their status as

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe market volatility in U.S. capital markets and the loss of significant equity value for many U.S. public companies.  As a result, many companies may be at risk of losing their status as well-known seasoned issuers (“WKSIs”) under the federal securities laws.  A company qualifying as a WKSI may

This First Analysis article discusses some key ramifications of coronavirus outbreak for public companies. In addition to a host of significant general business concerns, such as those relating to liquidity and financing opportunities, revenues, supply chain and employee and community health and welfare, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has raised a number of issues

On March 25, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended the filing periods covered by its previous conditional reporting relief order for certain public company filing obligations impacted by COVID-19. At the same time, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (Division) issued guidance on disclosure considerations and other securities law obligations related to

The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance today published CF Disclosure Topic No. 9 providing the Staff’s current views regarding disclosure and securities law obligations that companies should consider in connection with the coronavirus and related market and business disruptions.  The guidance can be found here.

A Legal Update will follow shortly reviewing the guidance.

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is extending the filing periods covered by its previously enacted conditional reporting relief for certain public company filing obligations under the federal securities laws.

Subject to certain conditions, public companies have a 45-day extension for filings of reports due between March 1 and July 1, 2020.  Today’s

The heads of the SEC Enforcement Division, in remarks today, reminded market participants of the need to keep a close eye on the persons that may have material nonpublic information.  In the remarks, they noted, “[f]or example, in these dynamic circumstances, corporate insiders are regularly learning new material nonpublic information that may hold an even

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