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The Securities Law Blog provides commentary and news on the latest securities law developments impacting established and emerging growth publicly-traded issuers and investment banks, as well as entrepreneurs and venture-backed private entities. Our blog closely follows SEC rulemaking in several key areas including public and private securities offerings, shareholder activism and equity investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

The authors of this blog are members of the Corporate/Securities practice of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.  Since our founding, this firm has been distinguished by responsive, independent and client-focused legal services provided by lawyers with a profound commitment to the companies they serve. This blog is an outgrowth of this representation of our clients in a wide range of capital market transactions.

Showing 6 posts in IPOs.

Practice Pointers for Better Disclosure of Director and Executive Officer Professional Biographies in SEC Filings

This post first appeared in Securities Regulation Daily, a Wolters Kluwer publication, on August 29, 2017.

Item 401 of Regulation S-K requires that companies disclose the business experience of its directors, officers, nominees and significant employees in order for investors and stockholders to evaluate the management of a public company Read More ›

A Logical Opportunity: Spotify Preparing to Go Public through a Direct Listing

Spotify and similar subscription-driven publishers have unique business advantages that make a direct listing potentially as attractive as a traditional IPO – a large customer base of potential investors and knowledge of direct response digital marketing techniques. Read More ›

Coal Mining Takes the Lead as the Surprise IPO Market Segment for 2017

At least half a dozen U.S. coal firms are preparing or exploring public offerings, according to The Wall Street Journal, kicking off the biggest wave of coal IPOs in two decades. Read More ›

The State of the IPO Market in Real-Time as Reported by The Wall Street Journal

Despite rising stock prices in 2016, it was a down year for the number and dollar-volume of IPOs, and a decline in the number of U.S.-listed public companies. The Wall Street Journal is concerned about the causes and effects of the IPO slump. Read More ›

Following the Tech IPO Market

Recent IPOs by Twilio and Line are leading a revival for the tech IPO market this year. Read More ›

Fresh Perspectives on Smaller IPOs From Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is pushing companies to go public earlier during their hyper-growth phase to spur more active equity capital markets. Read More ›