April 2022 marked the ten-year anniversary of the JOBS Act.  My former partner and friend, Dave Lynn, co-editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net and The Corporate Counsel, invited me to join him on his podcast, Deep Dive with Dave.  We discussed the anniversary, and genesis of the JOBS Act, as well as some of the changes to the

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

November 17, 2020 Webinar
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For a number of years now, significantly more capital has been raised by companies in the US private markets than in US SEC-registered offerings. In IFLR’s recently published book, A Deep Dive into Capital Raising Alternatives, changes brought about to the

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

April 20-21
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Please note, PLI’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings conference will be held via webcast this year.

This two day PLI seminar will feature panel discussions covering the basics of private placements, resales of restricted securities, Section 4(a)(1-1/2) transactions and block

At the Economic Club of New York, in keynote remarks, Chair Clayton reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent initiatives.  He highlighted the Commission’s adoption of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI).  Repeating a common theme, Chair Clayton discussed concerns relating to increased reliance on the private capital markets.  Clayton noted that, while twenty-five years ago,

Since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was enacted in 2012, emerging growth companies (EGCs) have benefited from the opportunity to test the waters with investors and gauge interest in a potential offering. Title I of the JOBS Act amended Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) in order to

The Securities and Exchange Commission took the long-awaited step of proposing rules for comment that would extend the ability to test the waters beyond emerging growth companies, or EGCs.  This topic, of extending the test the waters communications, had been the subject of proposed legislation in the last session of Congress and had made its

In November 2018, SIFMA published another primer in its recently introduced series on capital formation–this one titled “An exploration of the IPO process and listings exchanges”. The primer provides interesting statistics on IPO trends.

The primer notes the decline in the number of US listed companies.  The number of listed companies peaked in 1996 at

On October 23, 2018, the Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion entitled, “Problems with the JOBS Act and How They Can Be Fixed” that featured University of Kentucky College of Law Professor Rutherford B. Campbell. The discussion centered on the impact of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), its benefits, its shortcomings,