The IPO market was reinvigorated in 2021, breaking prior records. In aggregate, in 2021, there were 407 IPOs, which raised $139.3 billion in proceeds.  As companies stay private longer, market capitalization of public companies at IPO continues to rise.  The median market capitalization for an IPO issuer in 2021 was $928.1 million, with a median

On January 3, 2022, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion denying motions to dismiss in In re Multiplan Corp. Stockholders Litigation, a stockholder action arising out of the completed business combination for Churchill Capital Corp. III (“Churchill”), a SPAC, and Multiplan Inc. (“MultiPlan”). The court’s opinion has important implications for SPAC sponsors,

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

The NYSE’s yearly statistics release highlights a second consecutive year of record new listings and the exchange’s increased focus on sustainability.  This year’s listings added $1 trillion of new market capitalization to the exchange, with a total of 2,400 companies listed.  Technology, biotech, and consumer products companies were prominently represented.  Four of the five largest

This LexisNexis practice note examines some of the issues most commonly raised in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff comment letters on registration statements filed for IPOs. It is intended to guide you, as counsel to an IPO company, in assisting your client in efficiently navigating the SEC comment and review process. This piece discusses

thumbnailSpenser Skates, Co-Founder and CEO of Amplitude Analytics, will share his company’s direct listing experience with us during our webinar, Direct Listings: Experiment or New Paradigm?, on November 3, 1:00pm ET. Amplitude completed its direct listing in September 2021.

Register here.

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Due to market structure and regulatory changes, the

2021 US ECM Roundtable: SPACs at a Crossroads Webinar
November 17, 2021
12:30pm – 2:00pm EDT

Hosted by International Financing Review (IFR), the 2021 US ECM Roundtable brings together a panel of senior industry professionals to evaluate the current state of play within the market.

The Roundtable, SPACs at a Crossroads, will be moderated by