While the Dodd-Frank Act has had a broad impact on banking, one of the key aspects is the “Living Will Rule,” which seeks to limit the risks of “too big to fail” financial institutions in the United States. In this exclusive LegalMinds/NASDAQ Securities & Capital Market Series interview, Walter Mix III, a former bank [...]
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 [...]
While the U.S. and Europe have been facing significant economic challenges, growth in Latin American countries continues to exceed expectations. After emerging from an economic slump in 2008-2009, the region’s economies grew at a rate of 6% in 2010 and continue to rise — with the World Bank recently projecting 4-5% increases in 2011. According [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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Changes in the regulatory landscape are having a profound impact on companies seeking to access the capital markets. In this exclusive LegalMindsTV interview, Steven Khadavi, Co-Chair of the Capital Markets practice Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, discusses some of the challenges these companies face. According to Khadavi, “companies considering accessing the capital markets need [...]