The Acting Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Paul Munter, recently released a statement regarding critical points to consider when contemplating an audit firm restructuring.  In recent years, audit firms have been increasingly involved in complex business arrangements, such as selling a portion of their business to a third party while retaining an

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On February 9, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted to propose a suite of new rules and amendments (the “Proposal”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. If adopted, the Proposal would significantly increase the compliance obligations of advisers to “private funds” and would fundamentally reorder the relative rights,

On January 26, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose amendments to Form PF in order to enhance the reporting requirements and obligations of certain registered investment advisers to private funds. The purpose of the proposed amendments, as described by the SEC, is “to enhance the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC)

The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission released today a new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretation, 139.13, relating to equity lines, and has withdrawn several C&DIs (see here).  For convenience, the text of 139.13 is reprinted below.

Question 139.13

Question: In many equity line financings, the company

PIPE transactions were created to be an effective capital raising approach for public companies when there were few, if any, other satisfactory financing alternatives. While there are now a number of other confidentially marketed securities offering methodologies, for the reasons discussed in this article, PIPE transactions may be the most efficient or only alternative for