Guest post by Ropes & Gray LLP
On August 8, 2019, as part of its Disclosure Effectiveness effort, the SEC proposed amendments to three discrete Regulation S-K items – business description, legal proceedings and risk factors. The proposed amendments would update the rules to improve disclosures for investors and simplify the compliance efforts of public companies.
Guest post by Danielle E. Golino of McDermott Will & Emery
In today’s highly competitive healthcare environment, investors may find themselves in an auction process where they must conduct due diligence pre-exclusivity. With limited time and mounting pressure, it can be difficult to know what issues to prioritize. Here are some practical tips for focusing your due diligence efforts strategically in a pre-exclusivity setting:
Guest post by Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle, Ian Nussbaum, and Megan Melbourne of Cooley LLP
There’s an old saying, probably at some point attributed to Abraham Lincoln or Einstein, that a bridge shows no allegiance to either side. It’s a wonderful metaphor and one that dealmakers would be wise to remember when working to construct agreements to solve for divergent views on value. What two parties may have initially viewed as a solid foundation, may fail when tested, plunging those parties into the churning waters of judicial scrutiny.
Guest post by Guest post by Paul A. Jones of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Quality deal flow – the insiders call it “proprietary deal flow” – is the lifeblood of venture capital investing. You can’t do the best deals if you don’t see them until after someone else does them. Quantity may have its own quality on the battlefield: not so in the venture investing world.