The PIPE market has proven to be resilient during times of stress.  In 2023, issuers raised over $33.8 billion in 809 PIPE transactions according to PrivateRaise.  This is considerably less than in 2021 during which issuers raised over $108.8 billion.  However, PIPE transaction activity has accelerated during the first five months of 2024.  Between

In order to harmonize the regulatory framework governing the European fund market, the European Commission has revised the existing Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive – Directive 2011/61/EU (the “AIFMD”), with the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive II (“AIFMD II”).  

The European Commission sees a particular need for change in the areas of

In its Annual Report (the “Report”), the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) provides data on the reliance by private and public companies on exempt offerings to raise capital.  Based on data provided by the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, between July 1, 2022 and

Recently, the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate released its Report on Activities for Fiscal Year 2023, which is required to be delivered to Congress. The Report highlights the work of the Office on investor protection issues. The Report discusses the Office’s work relating to its policy-oriented stakeholder and investor testing for innovative and effective

On September 21, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC”) Investor Advisory Committee (“IAC”) met to consider certain matters included on the SEC’s rulemaking agenda for this fall, such as exempt offerings under Regulation D Rule 506 and the definition of accredited investor.  The following provides a brief summary of discussions at the

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Alternative finance continues to drive significant engagement with the investment community. But it also raises many more questions than answers about what the future holds for fintech, blockchain and crowdfunding. The Practising Law Insitutue (PLI) will host this program where leading industry lawyers, dealmakers, and

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee will meet on September 21, 2023 and has announced its agenda for the meeting, which includes consideration of certain matters that are included on the SEC’s rulemaking agenda for this fall.

For example, the Committee will host a panel discussion regarding Rule 506 offerings.  The agenda notes