Share Repurchase Considerations

With an improving economy and an increase in cash assets, many companies are expanding their stock buyback activity.  While few expect an increase to the levels seen five years ago, which capped a meteoric 25 year rise from $5 billion to almost $350 billion, there has been a steady growth in share repurchase in the past year — with 128% growth in Q3 2010 among S&P companies. In this exclusive LegalMinds/NASDAQ Securities & Capita…

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Music and Film Licensing in the Current Digital Environment

…r before. In this exclusive video interview with LegalMindsTV, he discusses how changes in technology have led to a profound shift in the entertainment industry and how constantly-evolving business models are struggling to compete in a landscape dominated by Apple NASDAQ:AAPL iTunes, which accounts for 69% of all digital music sales and 25% of all music sold, and Amazon NASDAQ:AMZN, which is a distant second with 8% of the digital market. CO…

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Cautious Optimism in the Leveraged Finance Market

In this exclusive LegalMindsTV interview, Sherman & Sterling’s Joshua Thompson discusses the outlook for leveraged finance transactions. “We’re seeing a number of interesting deals in the market,” says Thompson.  “In addition to bank bond deals and complex refinancing, we’re also seeing private equity sponsors taking the initiative in what remains a relatively good market to do acquisitions and refinance…

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Hybrid Financing: Certain Ideas for Uncertain Times

In response to the continued volatility and uncertainty in the public markets, there has been an increase in popularity of hybrid financing vehicles such as PIPEs and Registered Direct offerings for public companies seeking to raise capital. According to James Tanenbaum, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Capital Markets practice, these transactions formats, which have attributes of both private placements and public offerings, of…

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Preparing to Raise Capital in Volatile Markets Using a Shelf Registration

In  today’s volatile market, companies are under increased pressure to time their capital-raising needs with changes in the market.  One of the more effective ways for public companies to approach this challenge, says Morrison & Foerster’s Anna Pinedo is through a shelf registration – often referred to as a short-form registration statement – a type of registration statement that an issuer can use to register fo…

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“Say on Pay” and Other Issues for the Upcoming Proxy Season

Each proxy season seems to be getting more and more complicated in terms of the new requirements as to what both the SEC and shareholders expect and this year will be no exception. According to David Lynn, Co-chair of Morrison & Foersters‘ Public Companies and Securities Practice and former Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission, “this year’s proxy season is going to be very interesting for public c…

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The Legal Challenges of Privacy, Computer Fraud and Data Security

The development of new technology platforms and explosive growth of social media presents companies with complex legal challenges — from securing trade secrets to safeguarding customer privacy, not to mention protecting your company from potential litigation or direct economic loss. While an old adage has been that companies’ greatest assets walk out the door at the end of each day, now in the Digital Age they can easily take other …

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Structuring Public and Private Transactions in the Current M&A Environment

As many companies and private equity firms have been accumulating large amounts of cash over the last three years, they’re coming under increased pressure to deploy that cash productively.  According to Clare O’Brien, a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP, this has led to an increase in M&A activity — both public and private transactions. In this exclusive LegalMinds interview, M…

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The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Private Placements

With the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act last year, there were sweeping changes in the regulation of the financial markets.  While much of the attention has been on publicly traded securities, recent changes in the legislation are also having an impact on private placements. According to James Smith, a Partner at Tarter Krinsky and Drogin LLP who focuses on complex securities and corporate transaction…

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Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Valuations for Public Companies

According to Maurice Ross, a partner at the firm of Barton, Barton & Plotkin LLP, “One of the most important issues that companies face is the disconnect between stock prices and the value of their intellectual property.” In this exclusive LegalMindsTV interview, filmed at the NASDAQ MarketSite, Ross discusses how significant changes in the regulatory environment will continue to have an impact on intellectual property rights a…

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