2018 IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports

  • 6.22.2018

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.

The 2018 IPO Report  a detailed IPO market review and outlook, plus useful market metrics and articles on topics of interest, including:

  • Rates of adoption of relief by emerging growth companies (EGCs)
  • Recent changes to SEC staff policies intended to encourage public offerings, including the new nonpublic review process available to non-EGC companies
  • The pitfalls and opportunities presented by initial coin offerings
  • New SEC guidance on cybersecurity disclosure
  • Tips for boards overseeing cybersecurity risk
  • The increasing use of multi-class capital structures by US technology companies
  • The emergence of Regulation A and direct listings as alternatives to traditional IPOs
  • Important elements of the IPO process, including the , board requirements, and disclosure obligations for company directors, officers and

The 2018 Venture Capital Report  an in-depth US venture capital market review and outlook, including industry and regional breakdowns, as well as a look at the following issues:

  • The benefits and challenges of pre-IPO “crossover financings”
  • The opportunity to defer income from private company equity under a new section of the federal tax code
  • Important considerations in IPO planning by VC-backed companies
  • Trends in venture capital financing terms, terms, and VC-backed company M&A deal terms

The 2018 M&A Report provides a detailed global M&A market review and outlook, as well as insights on the following topics:

  • Takeover defenses for public companies
  • Factors to consider in M&A transactions that could be subject to “entire fairness” review
  • Strategies to combat frivolous M&A lawsuits
  • Legal issues that can arise in cross-border deals
  • Potential changes to the CFIUS landscape
  • FCPA considerations in M&A transactions
  • A comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions
  • Key terms and issues in sales of VC-backed companies

Each report also includes a center highlighting 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 copies, contact WilmerHale’s Client Development Department at [email protected] or call +1 617 526 5600.