The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the proposed rule change by Nasdaq which will require listed companies to disclose information about the diversity of a company’s board of directors.  For a limited time, Nasdaq will offer certain listed companies access to a board recruitment service.  The rule will require, to the extent permissible under applicable

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler was back on the Hill, this time testifying before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, US House Appropriations Committee.  During his testimony, Chair Gensler commented on five key capital markets trends, which included a discussion on IPO, SPAC and direct listing trends and policy implications.

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On May 19, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved proposed rule changes submitted by The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) that allow companies to list in connection with a concurrent primary offering.  The approved rule allows a company that has not previously had its equity securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of

PLI’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2021

April 19 – 20, 2021 Webinar
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Mayer Brown invites you to the Practising Law Institute’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2021 virtual conference.

Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2021 will focus on the changes to the exempt offering rules, including the changes

On February 22, 2021, Nasdaq amended the rule changes it initially proposed in September 2020 that would permit an issuer to conduct a concurrent primary offering of its securities and a direct listing on Nasdaq.  In December 2020, the US  Securities and Exchange Commission approved amendments to the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) rules allowing

On December 1, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a proposal for new listing rules related to board diversity and disclosure, which are intended to advance board diversity and enhance the transparency and comparability of diversity statistics. The new rules would require Nasdaq-listed companies:

  • to have,

As we previously blogged, on April 16, 2020, The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) announced temporary relief from the bid price and market value of publicly-held shares listing requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, on May 1, 2020, Nasdaq adopted Nasdaq Rule 5636T, which provided an exception from certain shareholder approval rules for