This practice note discusses 10 practice points that can help you, as counsel to underwriters or initial purchasers, skillfully navigate the task of reviewing and negotiating comfort letters. A comfort letter is a letter delivered by an issuer’s independent accountants to the underwriters or initial purchasers that provides certain assurances with respect to financial information

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issues comment letters relating to registration statements and periodic report filings. This note examines the issues raised in SEC staff comment letters for IPOs relating to the valuation of equity awards issued to employees at a value that may be considered less than

Sunday, July 19, 2020
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Join Mayer Brown and PwC for a webinar on Life Sciences IPOs.  Panelists will discuss the pre-IPO and IPO markets and IPO preparedness, among other topics. CEO and Co-Founder of InMode, Moshe Mizrahy, will join our

The first quarter 2020 PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report for the first quarter of 2020 provides insights on the level of venture funding.

US venture capital deal activity has declined for three straight quarters, with 1,533 deals raising $28.6 billion, 1,399 deals raising $23.3 billion, and 1,271 deals raising $26.4 billion raised, respectively, in each of

In a research paper written by Prof. Elizabeth Pollman, titled Startup Governance, and published through the Institute for Law and Economics, a joint research center of the Law School, the Wharton School, and the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, the author tackles the corporate

As we had previously blogged, the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold its Small Business Forum on June 18, 2020, virtually.  While the annual program always addresses critical capital formation issues, this year’s agenda promises to bring fresh perspectives and touch on timely topics, including supporting women entrepreneurs, building companies in rural communities that may

March 25, 2020
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The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in the number of securities class-action cases involving initial public offerings, and this has affected D&O coverage and the costs associated with D&O insurance.

During this webcast, Mike Ferraro and Yelena Dunaevsky from Woodruff Sawyer

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