The JOBS Act’s Impact on the US IPO Market

Passed with bipartisan support in Congress, and signed into law by President Obama, the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, was named to recognize the impact that Entrepreneurship has on job creation. “While designed as a means to help encourage employment,” says Shearman & Sterling LLP Partner Bob Treuhold, “what the JOBS Act is intended [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Challenges & Opportunities Accessing Capital Markets

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 [...]

Trends in Energy Company Finance, Post-Financial Crisis

The volatility in the financial markets has been a wake up call for the energy sector. According to Jeffrey Delaney , Partner and coleader of the Energy Industry team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP , “treasury and finance folks need to take a critical look at their liquidity strategy, their capital structure and financing [...]