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US IPO Market – 2012 Annual Review

After the fastest start since 2000, with the most anticipated deal in years on the horizon, the US IPO market entered May in prime condition. However, the European debt crisis intervened yet again, and a market decline turned into a month-long drought for IPOs following Facebook’s botched offering. Deal activity returned sporadically in the second […]

Public debt and equity issues fell to $1.07 trillion between 2009 and 2010, while private issues rose to $1.16 trillion

Who Needs Wall Street? Public debt and equity issues fell to $1.07 trillion between 2009 and 2010, while private issues rose to $1.16 trillion By DANIEL GORFINE AND BEN MILLER  / Wall Street Journal February 4, 2013 A tectonic shift is under way in how companies raise money—and it will have a profound impact on […]

SEC Proposes Rules to Implement JOBS Act Provision About General Solicitation and Advertising in Securities Offerings

SEC Moves Forward on JOBS Act: The SEC met on August 29th to discuss the required implementation of the JOBS Act.  Specifically, the meeting focused on Title II of the Act in connection with lifting the ban on the general solicitation and sale of certain securities.  The SEC proposal under Regulation D, Rule 506, which […]

JOBS Act Establishes New Thresholds for Registration Under the Exchange Act May 9, 2012

[authors: Paul Bork, Dean F. Hanley, and Jason Steinman] On April 5, 2012, the JOBS Act was signed into law, culminating a bipartisan effort by Congress to ease restrictions on capital raising that have affected and guided companies and investors for decades. This alert focuses on the changes effected by the JOBS Act to the […]

Going Public In Private: The Boom In Secret IPOs

Author: Todd Woody, Forbes Staff, May 2012 Have you heard about the IPO boomlet under way this spring? No? That’s because it’s a secret. Officially, only 13 startups have registered initial public offerings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since April, according to figures compiled by Renaissance Capital. SEC spokeswoman Judith Burns, however, says […]

Subcommittee Examines Regulatory Environment For Equity Finance

Washington, Apr 19th, 2012 House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access today held a hearing to examine the current regulatory environment for equity finance and ways to strengthen the ecosystem. Equity financing is a funding method where a business owner sells a percentage of their company in exchange for an ownership stake. […]

8 Crowdfunding Sites to Watch

8 Crowdfunding Sites to Watch Julianne Pepitone @cnnmoneytech – April 5th, 2012 The just-passed JOBS Act will let businesses raise cash from small-time investors through crowdfunding. These sites could become the go-to spots for those deals. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed into law by President Obama this week, wipes away a batch […]

Jobs Act Signed Into Law by President Obama – SEC to Draft New Rules by 2013

GlobalPost Samantha Stainburn – April 5, 2012 17:38 President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law today, CNN Money reported. The JOBS Act is designed to give fast-growing startups like biotech and tech companies a boost. The bill got bipartisan congressional support, but it was only a small part of […]

JOBS Act Eases Some IPO Regs, Raises Investor Concerns

Bill’s reduced requirements might hurt faith in markets By Hazel Bradford Published: April 2, 2012 The regulatory E-Z Pass that Congress gave to emerging growth companies seeking public capital might make it easier for institutional investors to exit investments in emerging growth stocks or indirect stakes through private equity and hedge fund holdings, but it […]

Obama to Sign Pro-Crowdfunding JOBS Act into Law Thursday

Venture Beat: Jennifer Van Grove March 31, 2012 5:10 PM A piece of legislation designed to make crowdfunding a legal option for startups will be passed into law as President Barack Obama plans to sign the JOBS Act Thursday, VentureBeat has confirmed. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act has already successfully made its way […]