2015 Corporate Reports

  • 3.27.2015

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

Our 2015 IPO Report a detailed analysis of, and outlook for, the IPO market. The report features regional breakdowns, useful IPO market metrics, an update on the rates of adoption of various elements of relief available to emerging growth companies, and helpful tips on how to keep your directed share program company-friendly. We examine the pros and cons of employee purchase plans; review various SEC, and other considerations around director independence; address key areas of regulatory for companies ; and a helpful walk-through of the process of SEC review of in the lead-up to an IPO.

The 2015 Venture Capital Report an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns; an analysis of trends in venture capital financing, and VC-backed company M&A deal terms; and a look at important considerations for founders weighing the costs, benefits and optimal timing for company incorporation.

Our 2015 M&A Report contains a detailed review of, and outlook for, the global M&A market. Other highlights include a comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions, updates on takeover defenses and the current climate around access, and a look at the use of social media by public companies and activist shareholders in contested situations. We also examine recent trends in merger control, discuss lessons from Cigna v. Audax for sales of VC-backed companies structured as mergers, address the challenges posed by pre-IPO acquisitions, and survey key terms in sales of VC-backed companies.

Each report also includes a center showcasing prominent recent transactions in each area and company counsel rankings from independent sources showing WilmerHale's preeminence as counsel in IPOs, VC financings and sales of VC-backed companies.

To request a hard copy of any of the reports, contact the WilmerHale Client Development Department at [email protected] or call +1 617 526 5600.