The SEC is closed for Labor Day: Monday, September 7

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In honor of Labor Day, the SEC is closed on Monday, September 7, 2015. No files can be received.

Files submitted after 5:30 pm ET, Friday, September 4, 2015 will receive a filing date of Tuesday, September 8, 2015 and will be posted to the public on September 8, 2015 at 6:00 am ET.

As with other holiday closings, the following file types will receive a Friday, September 4, 2015 filing date if filed by 10:00 pm ET on Friday:

  • Form 13H filings
  • Section 16 filings (3, 3/A, 4, 4/A, 5, 5/A)

For any filing with a due date of Monday, September 7, 2015, the SEC will move the due date to the next business day, Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Have a great long weekend.

…Tuesday, Wednesday, Kudosday…

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If you work in the corporate compliance and securities law niche, you know clients are very close-to-the-vest in regard to “testimonials.” That said, our staff gets a lot of praise daily – and we can’t not share the good news (anonymized for privacy). Sales can offer you full named references.

Here are this week’s: 

 

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Kudos to our Transactions team

It was a stressful day today going right down to the wire but I really appreciate that you all kept your cool.  We got it sorted out and that the filing did indeed occur on time.  Many thanks.

 

 

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.Kudos to our EDGAR team

We wanted to let you know that we thought your team did an excellent job today with the short notice.  Thanks again for all of your help.  Both filings made it in before 5:30pm, which is much appreciated.

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.Kudos to the Entire team

Awesome job team!!  This is why I never call back any of those other reporting agencies trying to get my business!!  Thanks so much!  Hopefully the remaining of your filing month will not be too bad.  Chat with you again in [ NEXT MONTH ]!

 

 

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.Kudos to our EDGAR team

I hope each of you are well. It was a pleasure working with you and your team [ THIS QUARTER ].

That was the first time we had gone through the entire process of preparing and filing a 10-K, and we honestly couldn’t have done it if we didn’t have such a great team at Vintage. Thank you very much.

 

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.Kudos to our Transactions team

Thank you very much for all your help during this filing process which was more difficult than usual due to our own extraneous circumstances.

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Thanks to our experts for delivering intelligent value!

XBRL: creating a culture of quality – free webinar, September 3

SEC-logocheckVintage is pleased to be a founder of the XBRL US Center for Data Quality with the steadfast goal of improving the utility of XBRL financial data filed with the SEC. There is no avoiding the discussion that XBRL has lacked “enthusiasm” from the capital markets – without regulatory repercussions. SEC Chairman White has stated that is changing.

Please join the XBRL US Center for Data Quality members for a free webinar featuring representatives from data providers Bloomberg and Calcbench on problems they deal with in XBRL filings, on how they are using XBRL data in their business and why they decided to join an initiative to improve the quality of XBRL filings.

Pre-registration is suggested – you’ll be sent calendar alerts and reminders.

DATE: September 3, 2015email_button

TIME: 3:00 PM ET

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This webinar will cover:

  • The XBRL US Center for Data Quality – an initiative to provide open, freely available rules and guidance that public companies and their service providers can use to create better quality XBRL data
  • Errors in XBRL Financials – Bloomberg and Calcbench on the kinds of errors identified, importance of data quality and how they’re using XBRL data
  • Review of Draft Rules – learn about the rules that have been developed and how you can comment on the rules during the Public Review period

You’ll also learn about a Public Review now underway as part of this data quality program to create rules that can be used by preparers to improve their XBRL-formatted financials.

74% of Buy-side analysts access news releases on their street portal

At the highest level, investor relations is not about disseminating news but more accurately delivering news to a defined – and contractually obligated – set of “customers.” These customers are, of course, investors and the contract is clearly the holding of issuer shares.

When this vocabulary of customers and contracts is used, it is fairly easy to see why the once greatly trumpeted “web disclosure for investor relations” fizzed out. In fact, it was not a topic at the NIRI annual conference this year.

Briefly, web disclosure is the SEC’s 2008 and 2012 guidance that allows issuers to use their corporate websites and/or social media as a Reg FD media. Sounds logical… especially if you are a communications pundit… however, it can be terrible customer service. Rather than placing material news releases within their Street Portal (Bloomberg, FactSet, etc.), web disclosure disrupts this professional workflow – forcing institutional investors and analysts to interact with issuer news ad hoc. That is the exact opposite of what these customers want.

What, me biased? Of course I want you to use a wire service. Preferably ours. To counter this slightly predisposed view, we commissioned a study from industry stalwart Rivel Research. Rivel surveyed 291 Buy-side analysts, worldwide.

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74% reported they read / access issuer disseminated news releases within their capital markets Wall Street intelligence portals like Bloomberg, FactSet and Thomson. Place your news where the customer wants it. 

It is important to understand that analyst research is a mosaic and the surveyed North American analysts cited more than a single news source: directly from an issuer (39%) and general Yahoo!-ish news portals (14%) – totaling over 100%.

The take-away from this? If the attraction of web disclosure was the need to contain costs, I suggest you merge the strategy of your news distinction in unison as the strategy of the individual news itself… and then speak with your newswire representative – ahem – preferably ours. We have several clients that range from micro to mega-cap, who sculpt an intelligent, targeted high efficacy plan for their shareholder communications – including utilizing web disclosure.

As discussed here, spend where it drives your business to excel.

Vintage Data Room Powered by EthosData Awarded Virtual Data Room Rising Star-U.S. from Acquisition International

Multi-award winning platform additionally recognized as Most User Friendly at annual M&A Awards

NEW YORK, August 25, 2015 / PR Newswire / — Vintage, the capital markets, corporate services and institutional & fund services division of PR Newswire, today released that Acquisition International, a global corporate finance publication, has announced that the company’s Virtual Data Room platform, offered in partnership with EthosData has been presented Virtual Data Room Rising Star – U.S. at the 2015 M&A Awards.

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In addition to Virtual Data Room Rising Star – U.S., the platform also won:

  • Most User Friendly Dataroom
  • Virtual Data Room Provider of the Year – China
  • Virtual Data Room Provider of the Year – India
  • Virtual Data Room Provider of the Year – Spain

“Vintage’s partnership with EthosData has become an important link in our intelligent value chain,” said Liam Power, president of Vintage. “Having our collaboration recognized with such an important award validates the teamwork our joint efforts bring to our clients.”

The prestigious Acquisition International M&A Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of organizations involved in identifying, coordinating and seeing through to completion those important deals that could make a huge difference to a business, a local economy or even an entire country. These awards recognize the dedicated and experienced investors, advisers, financiers and service providers who have been selected for their expertise in their specialized field and, most crucially, nominated by their clients and peers.

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To help guide companies through their first M&A experience, Vintage recently published the “The Five Stages of M&A” one-sheet guide which illustrates a high-level overview of the M&A process. Download it here. 

All of the awards are handed out solely on merit and are given to commend those most deserving for exceptional service over the last 12 months. Now in their fourth year and distributed and promoted across thier established media outlets and platforms, Acquisition International’s M&A Awards have rapidly become one of the most important and highly respected programs of the year.

“This is the third year in a row that the readers of Acquisition International award our data room service this distinction. We are very proud of this and will keep working hard to provide the best service and the most secure, easiest to use dataroom” says Francisco Lorca, Founder and CEO, EthosData.

About Vintage

Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services. Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry’s intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites. www.thevintagegroup.com

About EthosData

EthosData is a leading global provider of Virtual Data Rooms managed and owned by M&A and corporate experts with executive experience at McKinsey & Co., GE Capital, Credit Suisse and First Data. EthosData is partly owned Moody’s Analytics. With offices in the main financial hubs in Asia, Europe and the Americas, EthosData is uniquely positioned to serve their clients globally.

Media Contact:
Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage
+1 201.942.7157

bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

IPOs and Transactions: August 14 – 21 / plus M&A quick sheet

There were 34 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services last week.  We appreciate that they selected to work with us and we’re pleased that they found us to be the intelligent value.

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Law firm / advisor Registrant Symbol Form Exchange
Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC MRI INTERVENTIONS, INC. MRIC S-3 OTC Markets
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. MOFG S-3 NASDAQ
Bryan Cave LLP GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO INC ~ S-1 ~
Bulletproof Brands Co Inc. BULLETPROOF BRANDS CO INC ~ 1-A ~
Chapman and Cutler LLP NUVEEN SHORT DURATION CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND ~ N-2 ~
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP AGENUS INC AGEN S-3 NASDAQ
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP PETCO HOLDINGS INC ~ S-1 ~
Clifford Chance US LLP MEDEQUITIES REALTY TRUST, INC. ~ S-11 ~
Cooley LLP ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Cooley LLP SYNCARDIA SYSTEMS INC ~ S-1 ~
Covington & Burling, LLP SYNCARDIA SYSTEMS INC ~ S-1 ~
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP MPLX LP MPLX S-4 NYSE
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP REGENXBIO INC. ~ S-1 ~
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP PACIFIC SPECIAL ACQUISITION CORP. ~ S-1 ~
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP COPSYNC, INC. COYN S-1 OTC Markets
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. GNUS S-1 OTC Markets
Graubard Miller PACIFIC SPECIAL ACQUISITION CORP. ~ S-1 ~
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP REGENXBIO INC. ~ S-1 ~
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP COPSYNC, INC. COYN S-1 OTC Markets
Hunton & Williams LLP STOCK BUILDING SUPPLY HOLDINGS, INC. STCK S-4 NASDAQ
Jones Day MPLX LP MPLX S-4 NYSE
K&L Gates LLP NUVEEN SHORT DURATION CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUND ~ N-2 ~
KHLK LLP VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP ~ 1-A ~
Kirkland & Ellis LLP STOCK BUILDING SUPPLY HOLDINGS, INC. STCK S-4 NASDAQ
Latham & Watkins LLP ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Latham & Watkins LLP ADS WASTE HOLDINGS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Latham & Watkins LLP SURGERY PARTNERS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Locke Lord LLP NEWSTAR FINANCIAL, INC. NEWS S-4 NASDAQ
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES INC SCON S-1 NASDAQ
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP CENTENE CORP CNC S-4 NYSE
Morrison & Foerster LLP MEDEQUITIES REALTY TRUST, INC. ~ S-11 ~
Ogier PACIFIC SPECIAL ACQUISITION CORP. ~ S-1 ~
Parsons/ Burnett/ Bjordahl/ Hume, LLP WIGI4YOU, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Pepper Hamilton LLP RECRO PHARMA, INC. REPH S-3 NASDAQ
Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP SFNC S-4 NASDAQ
Quick Law Group, P.C. BREATHE ECIG CORP. BVAP S-1 OTC Markets
Ropes & Gray LLP PETCO HOLDINGS INC ~ S-1 ~
Ropes & Gray LLP SURGERY PARTNERS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP TIPTREE FINANCIAL INC. TIPT S-3 NASDAQ
Shearman & Sterling LLP ADS WASTE HOLDINGS, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. GNUS S-1 OTC Markets
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP CIFC LLC ~ S-4 ~
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY, INC. ~ S-1 ~
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP CENTENE CORP CNC S-4 NYSE
Strategic Global Investments, Inc. STRATEGIC GLOBAL INVESTMENTS INC STBV 1-A OTC Markets
Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, PC US EXPORT, INC. ~ S-1 ~
The Law Offices of Thomas C. Cook INFINITY DISTRIBUTION INC. ~ S-1 ~
Troutman Sanders LLP MIDSOUTH BANCORP INC MSL S-3 NYSE
Wieland & Condry, LLC SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP SFNC S-4 NASDAQ
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC VIRNETX HOLDING CORP VHC S-3 NYSE

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Click here to review the week’s underwriters.

Have a great week.

IPO Underwriters of the Week: August 17 – 21

Congratulations to the corporations and underwriters that worked with our transaction services team. Whether in-house, your-house or 100% virtual… click here to discover why we are the intelligent value for both traditional and confidential IPOs.

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Registrant Form Underwriter 1 Underwriter 2 Underwriter 3 +
ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC. S-1 Jefferies LLC Citigroup Global Markets Inc. William Blair & Company, L.L.C.
ADS WASTE HOLDINGS, INC. S-1 Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC Barclays Capital Inc. / Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. / Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. / Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC / UBS Securities LLC / Wells Fargo Securities, LLC / First Analysis Securities Corp.
BREATHE ECIG CORP. S-1 FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund LLC ~ ~
COPSYNC, INC. S-1 Maxim Group LLC ~ ~
GENIUS BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC. S-1 Chardan Capital Markets, LLC ~ ~
MEDEQUITIES REALTY TRUST, INC. S-11 FBR Capital Markets & Co. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC Citigroup Global Markets Inc. / KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. / RBC Capital Markets, LLC
PACIFIC SPECIAL ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. ~ ~
PETCO HOLDINGS INC S-1 Goldman, Sachs & Co. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC / Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC / Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. / Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC / Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
REGENXBIO INC. S-1 Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith  Inc. Piper Jaffray & Co. / Chardan Capital Markets, LLC
SITEONE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY, INC. S-1 Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Goldman, Sachs & Co. UBS Securities LLC
SURGERY PARTNERS, INC. S-1 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. Goldman, Sachs & Co. Jefferies LLC / Citigroup Global Markets Inc. / Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC / Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC / Raymond James & Associates, Inc. / RBC Capital Markets, LLC / Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Inc.
SYNCARDIA SYSTEMS INC S-1 Roth Capital Partners, LLC ~ ~
VIRNETX HOLDING CORP S-3 Cowen and Company, LLC ~ ~

Post IPO, thousands of organizations count on us to assure regulatory compliance and target new investors.

Have a great week.