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HTMLLooking For a Growth Or Exit Strategy? Be Alert to Changing Winds In Private Equity
Patrick Gervais, Dennis J. Tobin; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2012, previously published on September 2012
Increasing numbers of Canadian business owners appear to be looking for opportunities to grow their business or exit them by way of a merger or sale. Business owners who have sailed their companies clear of the financial storms that started in 2008 remark on an eerie calm in the M&A business where...


HTMLSEC Proposes JOBS Act Amendments to Rule 506 and Rule 144A to Remove Ban on General Solicitation
Paul Bork, Dean F. Hanley; Foley Hoag LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2012, previously published on September 11, 2012
On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed amendments to Rules 506 and 144A in order to remove the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and 144A offerings, as directed by the recently enacted JOBS Act. The SEC says it will accept...


Adobe PDFDefining a Joint Venture's Scope of Business: Key Issues to Consider
Ruth E. Fisher, Benyamin S. Ross; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2012, previously published on September 12, 2012
Early in the discussions about whether and how to form a joint venture -- perhaps as the very first significant issue to be resolved -- the potential joint venture partners will try to agree on the scope of the venture's business. That definition is usually embodied in one or more of the venture...


HTML3 Questions - with Scott Alderton, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Scott W. Alderton, Heidi Evidente; Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2012
Questions asked by you the reader. This month features Scott Alderton, founder and partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP. Alderton is also the co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Practice Group. A corporate & technology lawyer, Alderton focuses on...


HTMLCrowdfunding Traps for the Unwary
Benjamin M. Hron; McCarter & English, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2012, previously published on August 31, 2012
The advent of online crowdfunding has been a tremendous boon to entrepreneurs. Through Kickstarter, Indiegogo and an increasing number of other sites, entrepreneurs can easily reach out directly to the masses to help fund innovative new projects, rather than seeking institutional capital through...


HTMLUpdates on Cleantech and Nanotech Venture Capital
J. Steven Rutt; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2012, previously published on August 5, 2012
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is participating in a statement responsive to the ¿No More Solyndras Act.¿ The gist is to not ¿throw the baby out with the bathwater¿ in ¿fixing¿ the government programs that led to the Solyndra problems.


HTMLProposed Changes in PRC Law Impacting on Fund Managers
Yong Ren, Phill Smith; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2012, previously published on July 31, 2012
This update describes two recent PRC legal developments: the amendments proposed to be made to the Securities Investment Funds Law and the possible introduction of a qualified domestic limited partner (QDLP) scheme in Shanghai.


Adobe PDFItaly: Private Equity Structure
Marco Abramo Lanza; Studio Biscozzi Nobili;
Legal Alert/Article
July 27, 2012, previously published by BNA International - Tax Planning International Review
In recent years Italy has become an attractive environment for the private equity sector. The standard of medium size enterprises allows investors to enter the Italian market with the aim of purchasing 100 percent of the Italian company or creating JV with the Italian entrepreneur. The tax tool is...


HTMLThe Venture Capitalist Said "Protectable IP"
Michael A. Mann; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 5, 2012, previously published on June 28, 2012
He wanted protectable intellectual property. The venture capitalist didn't say protected IP or protective IP, just protectable IP. Was that sarcasm or was he distinguishing among types of intellectual property?: protectable versus unprotectable. “Unprotectable” sounds like the...


Adobe PDFAlternative Private Equity Fund Models
Yong Ren, Phill Smith, Ben B.Y. Wong; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 5, 2012, previously published on July 3, 2012
There appears to be no shortage of potential fund managers interested in launching a private equity fund and equally there appears to be no shortage of investors interested to participate in private equity style investing. So why is it often so difficult for potential fund managers to raise and...


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