SEC Proposes to Raise Thresholds for Smaller Reporting Company Definition

On Monday, the SEC proposed changes to the definition of “smaller reporting company” that would allow more public companies to use the scaled-back disclosure applicable to these companies.

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Tesla Uses Company Blog to Announce Bid for SolarCity

Last week, Tesla Motors announced its bid for SolarCity in a blog on its company website, rather than by press release through an established newswire.

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Disclosure Considerations for Companies Affected by Brexit

While much remains unknown about the timing and impact of Britain’s “Brexit” vote in favor of leaving the European Union, the one certainty is that uncertainty will continue for months and even years. Public companies with operations in the U.K. and the E.U. should consider and disclose how uncertainties related to Brexit may impact their results and operations.

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SEC Provides Guidance for Equity Compensation in Private Company M&A Transactions

The SEC recently updated its compliance and disclosure interpretations (CDIs) providing guidance under Rule 701 in the context of M&A transactions.

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