Guest post by Stephanie Teplin and Craig A. Newman from Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Before investing in a company, would you want to know whether the board of directors had cybersecurity expertise?
A bipartisan group of senators have proposed a bill, Senate Bill 592, that would require every public company to disclose the cybersecurity background of its directors, and, if none exists, explain why the company doesn’t believe it is necessary.
Guest post by Laura Anthony, Esq., Anthony L.G., PLLC
Nasdaq and the NYSE American both have rules requiring listed companies to receive shareholder approval prior to issuing securities in an amount of 20% or more of their outstanding common stock or voting power or prior to completing transactions which will result in a change of control of the company. Nasdaq Rule 5635 sets forth the circumstances under which shareholder approval is required prior to an issuance of securities in connection with: (i) the acquisition of the stock or assets of another company; (ii) equity-based compensation of officers, directors, employees or consultants; (iii) a change of control; and (iv) transactions other than public offerings (see HERE related to Rule 5635(d)). NYSE American Company Guide Sections 711, 712 and 713 have substantially similar provisions.
Guest post by Ryan D. Harris, P.C., Jeffrey B. Kaplan, P.C., Cole Parker, David H. Stults of Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Family offices and other types of family investment vehicles are more frequently seeking new ways to invest and manage family capital, including ways to leverage outside capital. While there is no single solution that is appropriate for every family office, traditional models are increasingly evolving into new and unique structures.
In the last several years, the private equity secondary market has transitioned and the debate around liquidity has continued. Explore different views on the liquidity in the private markets as we study transaction costs and their impact in the secondary markets.
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