WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.
Our 2016 IPO Reportoffers a detailed analysis of, and outlook for, the IPO market, plus useful IPO market metrics. We look at rates of adoption of relief by emerging growth companies, and recent FAST Act amendments that further streamline the IPO process. We examine the growing divide between the practices of IPO companies and established public companies, the guideposts to permissible research activities, and hot topics in SEC staff review of . Other highlights include a Q&A with former SEC Corp Fin Director and current WilmerHale Partner Meredith Cross and updates on the SEC's renewed enforcement focus on financial reporting, D&O liability in IPOs, and what IPO companies should know about Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The 2016 Venture Capital Report provides an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns, and a look at trends in venture capital financing, and VC-backed company M&A deal terms. We also highlight two new funding techniques that have expanded the pre-IPO financing toolkit; five common mistakes made by fledging entrepreneurs; and four things you need to know about doing business in California.
Our 2016 M&A Reportoffers 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 deal litigation; practical guidance on avoiding antitrust violations in pre-merger integration planning; a look at what buyers need to know about claims in private company mergers; and a survey of key terms and issues in sales of VC-backed companies.
Each report also includes a center spread 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.