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|Updates on Cleantech and Nanotech Venture Capital|
J. Steven Rutt; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 13, 2012, previously published on August 5, 2012The 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.
|Proposed Changes in PRC Law Impacting on Fund Managers|
Yong Ren, Phill Smith; Mayer Brown JSM;
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.
|Italy: Private Equity Structure|
Marco Abramo Lanza; Studio Biscozzi Nobili;
July 27, 2012, previously published by BNA International - Tax Planning International ReviewIn 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...
|Alternative Private Equity Fund Models|
Yong Ren, Phill Smith, Ben B.Y. Wong; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
July 5, 2012, previously published on July 3, 2012There 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...
|The Venture Capitalist Said "Protectable IP"|
Michael A. Mann; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 5, 2012, previously published on June 28, 2012He 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...
|SEC Adopts Rules Requiring Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers|
Paul Bork, Dean F. Hanley; Foley Hoag LLP;
June 28, 2012, previously published on June 26, 2012On June 20, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act), that direct the national securities exchanges to adopt listing standards for public company boards of directors, compensation committees, and compensation advisers. These...
|US$500 and a Click: Investing the “Crowdfunding” Way|
Anthony D. Foti, Stuart H. Gelfond; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
June 19, 2012, previously published on June 12, 2012The recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was intended to make raising equity capital easier, particularly for smaller startup companies. A key provision of the JOBS Act relates to “crowdfunding,” which amends the securities laws to add a new registration exemption...
Yulin Liu; Zhong Lun Law Firm;
June 11, 2012The Growth Enterprise Market (“GEM”) is opening soon. Will it be a good exit for foreign PE? In addressing this issue, this article shows that Chinese GEM does make it possible for foreign PEs to exit from the company they invested in a reasonably short time. However, if it were not...
|SBA Proposed Rule Opens the Door to Small Business Ownership by Venture Capitalists, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity Firms|
Tricia Clarke Bell, Barbara A. Duncombe; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
June 8, 2012, previously published on June 5, 2012The National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2012 extended the Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) and Small Business Technology Transfer (“STTR”) programs through September 30, 2017. Also, for the first time, the NDAA allowed SBIR and...
|State Small Business Credit Initiative Offers Big Growth Opportunities For Small Businesses|
Shawn M. Young; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
June 8, 2012, previously published on June 6, 2012The Ohio State Small Business Credit Initiative gives small businesses and manufacturers new opportunities for growth. Here are the details.