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|Will the new Crowdfunding Exemption Open the Floodgates for Start-up Financing?|
Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014In March of this year, the Ontario Securities Commission published a proposed new exemption from the prospectus filing requirement to permit equity-based Crowdfunding in Ontario. The proposed exemption was open for comment until June 18. There has been a fair amount of “buzz” about...
|Good News for Cayman Domiciled Private Equity Funds - Introduction of New ELP.|
Gary Smith; Loeb Smith & Brady;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 2014The Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) continue to be the leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment of both hedge funds and private equity funds. Typically, private equity funds are structured in Cayman as exempted limited partnerships (“ELPs”) and the introduction of the...
|Streamlined Venture Issuer Disclosure?|
Tiffany Lee Bianchi, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014The CSA recently published a notice and request for comment regarding proposed amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committees of venture issuers the “Venture Issuer Amendments”). This is a follow on initiative to the CSA’s previous more comprehensive...
|Crossing Your T's and Dotting Your I's: Start Preparing for Diligence From Day 1|
JennyBess Dulac; Foley & Lardner LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014Young companies deal with a million moving parts, and typically without enough personnel bandwidth or financial resources to handle it all. Every bit of progress is thrilling, but founders are stretched thin, pushing as hard as possible for that next product milestone, that next investment, and...
|Save The Date: Delaware Wants Your Franchise Taxes|
Foley Lardner LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014If you’ve been keeping tabs on strategy for franchise tax payments in Delaware, you’re probably already aware that annual reports and franchise tax payments are due in the near future. For for-profit corporations filed with the Division of Corporations of the Secretary of State of...
|The Eighty Percent Solution|
Gabor Garai; Foley & Lardner LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014Entrepreneurs understand risk. They are used to squeezing the most value out of every dollar by evaluating the cost and potential upside of every decision. However, many lawyers are uncomfortable with this approach. They have been trained to perform comprehensive research and provide a definitive...
|Thanks for Being a Delaware Corporation: Here Is Your $180,000 Franchise Tax Bill|
Richard C. Segal; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014Delaware is the state of incorporation for a majority of venture-backed and publicly-traded corporations. The Delaware courts have developed considerable expertise in dealing with corporate issues and there is a substantial body of case law construing Delaware law. As a result, investors are...
|Provincial Regulators Propose Existing Security Holder Prospectus Exemption for TSX-Venture Issuers|
Gregory Hogan, Alexandra Iliopoulos, Joel McElravy; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014Canadian securities regulators in all provinces and territories except Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Regulators”) have published for comment a proposed prospectus exemption that would permit certain TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) listed issuers to distribute...
|SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on the Venture Capital Fund Adviser Exemption|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013On December 2, 2013, the SEC's Division of Investment Management issued a new "Guidance Update" that provides some important interpretive guidance on the exemption from registration under the Investment Advisers act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act") for certain venture capital fund...
|Proposed New Prospectus Exemption for Distributions to Existing Security Holders of TSX-V Issuers|
Dentons Canada LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013On November 21, 2013, the securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian jurisdictions, with the exception of Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Participating Jurisdictions”), published for comment Multilateral CSA Notice 45-312 (the “Notice”). The Notice sets...