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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]