The first of our three-part webinar series, The Inner Workings of a Deal: Step-by-Step for Successful M&A Transactions, was held on April 16th. The discussion, targeted for middle-market companies, offers very tactical, tangible advice. Delivered succinctly and in plain English, this three-part series will walk viewers through the workings of a merger and acquisition. The webinars are moderated by Bradley H. Smith, Vintage’s director of marketing and features the M&A expertise of Michael Schwerdtfeger, Chapman Associates.
- Introduction and M&A environment overview
- What are the main drivers behind the record deal activity in the last year and what we are seeing now?
- What has been the historical and forward looking financing environment and how do they differ and flow into the M&A and Private Equity activity?
- How do you see the business development companies (BDC) fitting into the market in the current environment? What’s their role?
- What potential challenges are on the horizon that may impact continued high levels of M&A activity this year?
- Which sectors do you feel will be most active going forward?
- What is the trend of strategic acquisitions versus bolt-ons?
- What is the influence of activist investors, large and small, in the M&A space?
- What do you think the Fed is going to do with interest rates and how do you see this impacting M&A?
- Are there any new, unexpected or changes in M&A liability exposure that put companies and directors at risk?
- What have you seen, broadly, in the trends for the due diligence process including technology?
- What is your view on the IPO market?
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Technology is now widespread throughout all stages of the M&A process, from targeting to due diligence. But what does it bring to the table for those involved?.
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- IPO and M&A subject matter experts guide all training and support
We are pleased to provide you with our annual updated editions of the SEC Reporting Rules for Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, SD and SEC Reporting Rules for Proxy Statements. These publications are excellent reference source for legal and accounting professionals and corporate executives.
In addition to outlining the applicable laws, regulations and rules, these guidebooks seek to provide practical guidance reflecting, among other things, interpretive guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, general industry practice and the authors’ experience. In addition, we eliminate many cumbersome citations and provide “plain English” rule references.
- 680 pages
- Up-to-date for 2015 including in-depth information on Form SD
- Detailed table-of-contents for quick reference
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Form N-1A Rules and Regulations guide – The SEC amended Form N-1A—the registration form used by mutual funds—and Rule 498 under the Securities Act of 1933 to provide investors with more straightforward and accessible information when making investment decisions. This is a helpful guide to the Form N-1A rules and regulations
2015 SEC Filings Calendar – ONE SHEET
Proxy Materials Logistics 101: a primer for small and micro-cap companies
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No one expects Investor Relations Officers or Corporate Secretaries to be experts at purchasing commercial printing. That said, it’s safe to have a general understanding for the process – to assure your expectations are met.
Download this PDF for the six key variables that Investor Relations Officers and Corporate Secretaries will be asked to make decisions around that will impact the production and price of an annual report.
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Investor relations departments, IR firms and service providers expel a lot of energy and budget on shareholder communications. How is this investor content consumed by investors? That is the genesis of the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study.
The SEC’s recent action of rolling social media networks into the 2008 RegFD guidance has rekindled social media’s place within shareholder communications. Assumingly, the conversations investor relations and corporate counsel are having are the “if” and “what” and “when” of social media.
This paper offers a tactical “how” for social media newsflow. We’ll also briefly explain the difference between Twitter and StockTwits in context to news distribution.
Preparing an S-1 file for the SEC is a stressful and time consuming chore for a corporation and its team of advisors. To help our corporate clients and as a helpful tool for our law firm partners, we’ve created this brief workflow guide that illustrates the “back-and-forth” interactions an IPO will have with the SEC.
Public companies are subject to an extensive and complex regulatory regime under the U.S. federal securities laws and stock exchange listing rules. This handbook provides an overview of the securities law and stock exchange reporting, disclosure and corporate governance requirements applicable to public companies and their officers, directors and large shareholders.
In addition to outlining the applicable laws, regulations and rules, this handbook seeks to provide practical guidance reflecting, among other things, interpretive guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, general industry practice and the authors’ experience.
- 150 pages
- Up-to-date including in-depth information on Dodd-Frank, JOBS and social media
- Detailed table-of-contents for quick reference
- Comprehensive in-house sessions
- Multiple conference rooms
- Understanding market requirements and the groundwork for an IPO
- Is it the right time for you to start the IPO route?The Form S-1 Registration process – timeline and life cycle
- The Jobs Act and IPOs
- Exchange listing discussions
- Shareholder communications / Investor relations
- Reverse mergers as an exit strategy to gain liquidity.
- Questions to be asked whether a reverse merger is right for their company and how to proceed if it might be something worth pursuing
- A detailed look at the financial and legal sides of doing a reverse merger and what it means for investors, management and employees
- Case studies of firms that have had success with doing a reverse mergers and important lessons learned
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of structuring an acquisition as a reverse merger?
- What risks are associated with mergers and what should counsel consider when structuring the acquisition?
- How do you communicate with stakeholders?