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The Terms Behind Unicorn Valuations, As of December 31, 2015
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2016

In May 2015, we published our first survey of the terms of unicorn financings. That survey covered financings undertaken by US based


Sidley Perspectives on M&A and Corporate Governance - February 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

The November 2015 Delaware Supreme Court decision involving RuralMetro Corporation (Rural Metro) has received considerable attention and has


SEC further enhances the IPO on-ramp
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

The SEC's rule changes further streamline the pathway for many companies to conduct their initial public offerings and reduce the burdens associated


The Effect of Companies’ Late Stage Venture Financings on Their IPOs 2014 - 2015
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

To better understand the effect that the terms and valuations of late stage financings are having on IPOs, we undertook an analysis of the 41


Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2015 Full-Year Review - Record Number of Cases Being Filed Faster than Ever with the Shortest Alleged Class Periods
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • USA
  • January 25 2016

2015 saw federal securities class action filings reach levels not seen since 2008, with 234 complaints filed. Growth was dominated by 182 filings


New Year, New Priorities for the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2016

On January 11, 2016, the SEC announced its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) priorities for the year. The announcement


The New Section 4(a)(7): More Than a Codification of Section “4(a)(1)”
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 21 2016

On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (the "FAST Act") was signed into law by President Obama. Although the FAST Act


Significant Developments in Corporate Governance and M&A Law in 2015
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2016

There were important developments in 2015 in Delaware law concerning issues of corporate governance andor arising in the context of M&A transactions


SEC adopts interim rules implementing provisions of the FASt Act
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

On January 13, the SEC announced that it approved interim final rules to implement certain sections of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act


SEC Adopts Interim Final Rules to Implement FAST Act Provisions
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

On January 13, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted interim final rules to implement Sections 71003 and 84001 of the