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Government Incentives & US IPOs

As the IPO market continues to evolve in 2018, the SEC is gradually working to encourage more companies to go public as well.

In order to understand the driving forces, opportunities, and challenges in the US IPO market in 2018, Toppan Vintage commissioned Mergermarket to interview leading experts in the field.

Toppan Vintage question: The SEC has indicated that it would like to encourage an increase in public listings. Are there any regulatory measures or government incentives that you think could encourage a rebound in U.S. IPO numbers? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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2018 Sector Expectations for Megadeals

Every sector seems to have an era in which megadeals abound, such as consumer in 2014 (Albertsons-Safeway, Dollar Tree-Family Dollar) and financial services in 2015 (KeyCorp-First Niagara, CPPIBAntares Capital). And then some sectors, such as energy, mining and utilities (EMU), play a leading role in almost every period. Last year, the natural resources sector had 26 megadeals, more than any other industry.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features expert insights on high-dollar transactions, or "megadeals", in 2018. 

Toppan Vintage question: Which sectors will have the most megadeals over the coming 12 months? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Direct Filing vs. Traditional IPO Process in 2018

As the IPO market continues to evolve in 2018, companies are finding creative ways  to join a public exchange. 

In order to understand the driving forces, opportunities, and challenges in the US IPO market in 2018, Toppan Vintage commissioned Mergermarket to interview leading experts in the field.

Toppan Vintage question: Spotify is reportedly going ahead with its plan for a “direct filing” in place of a traditional IPO process. What are the implications of such a high-profile company taking this route to go public? Could this method lead to a rebound in the number of public companies but with a decrease in IPOs? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Cross-border Megadeals in 2018

International deals have become commonplace in the modern M&A environment – especially when the transaction size is large. The percentage of megadeals that are cross-border in nature has held steady in the range of 42-52% over the last half decade, compared to a range of just 33-35% for all M&A deals globally, according to Mergermarket data.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features expert insights on high-dollar transactions, or "megadeals", in 2018. 

Toppan Vintage question: What percentage of megadeals will be cross-border in nature over the coming year? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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IPOs and Transactions: April 9 - 13

There were 45 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services, including Avenue Therapeutics Inc w/ Alston & Bird LLP, Baycom Corp w/ King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP, Baycom Corp w/ Silver, Freedman, Taff & Tiernan LLP.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

For information on all of our capital markets, compliance and investor relations solutions, please contact us here or email us.

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Sector Expectations in Shareholder Activism

Shareholder activist growth over the last year has prompted companies to become more strategic in dealing with activist demands, though investors are also viewed as better suited to combat opposition against their campaigns. Experts say that sector distress and poor individual performance will leave many companies vulnerable to activist campaigns in the year ahead.

In order to find out how shareholder activism will impact 2018 dealmaking, Toppan Vintage, in partnership with Activistmonitor and Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of the M&A Pulse newsletter.

Toppan Vintage question: Which sectors will see the biggest increases in activist activity over the coming 12 months? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Barriers to Megadeals in 2018

While there is strong momentum in favor of more large deals in the year ahead, barriers will prevent some transactions from reaching the finish line. After all, the risk of failure can rise substantially in megadeals, given the number of parties involved in the equation, from shareholders to regulators to other potential suitors for a target.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features expert insights on high-dollar transactions, or "megadeals", in 2018. 

Toppan Vintage question: What will be the biggest barrier to megadeals over the coming 12 months? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Wargaming for M&A Integration Leaders

By, Nitin Kumar, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

View full article from Transaction Advisors, here.
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Private Equity Backed Megadeals in 2018

One major contributor to the return of the megadeal has been the revival of private equity backed blockbusters. In 2017, there were 26 transactions valued at US$4bn or more by PE funds or PE-backed companies.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features expert insights on high-dollar transactions, or "megadeals", in 2018. 

Toppan Vintage question: What will happen to the number of private equity backed megadeals over the next 12 months? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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IPOs and Transactions: April 2- 6

There were 59 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services, including Ameris Bancorp w/ Alston & Bird LLP, Nicolet Bankshares Inc w/ Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Teligent Inc w/ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C., Ameris Bancorp w/ Rogers & Hardin LLP, Rasna Therapeutics Inc w/ Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

For information on all of our capital markets, compliance and investor relations solutions, please contact us here or email us.

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HK IPOs and Transactions: Q1 2018

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Changes to the UK Takeover Code Regarding Asset Sales and Other Matters

By, Jeremy Kutner, Esq., Partner at Shearman & Sterling; Laurence Levy, Esq., Partner at Shearman & Sterling; Matthew Powell, Esq., Partner at Shearman & Sterling; and Michael Scargill, Esq., Counsel at Shearman & Sterling. 

View full article from Transaction Advisors, here.
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Video: March Top Law Firms By SEC Transactions

As subject matter experts in transactions i.e. IPOs and M&A, we carefully track the capital markets dealflow… daily, weekly and monthly.

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Hot US IPOs to Expect in 2018

The decline of the IPO has been greatly exaggerated. Public market debuts by U.S. firms are expected to make further gains after a rebound year in 2017. In 2018, the market continues to evolve, with more filers using innovative methods of joining a public exchange and some exciting U.S. companies looking at their options. 

In order to understand the driving forces, opportunities, and challenges in the US IPO market in 2018, Toppan Vintage commissioned Mergermarket to interview leading experts in the field.

Toppan Vintage question: Are there any hotly anticipated US IPOs for 2018? Do you think there is trepidation in the market after the underperformance of Snap and Blue Apron in 2017? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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IPOs and Transactions: March 26 - 30

There were 51 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services, including Whiskey Holdco Inc w/ Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Whiskey Holdco Inc w/ KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Moneyonmobile Inc w/ Sichenzia Ross Ference Kesner LLP, Whiskey Holdco Inc w/ Sidley Austin LLP, Whiskey Holdco Inc w/ WestRock Company.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

For information on all of our capital markets, compliance and investor relations solutions, please contact us here or email us.

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New Study on MAC Clauses Reveals Changes in Acquisition Agreements

By, Richard F. Langan, Jr., Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody; David A. Martland, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody; John C. Partigan, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody; and Philip B. Taub, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody. 

View full article from Transaction Advisors, here.
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Megadeals in 2018

If there is one phrase that could define dealmaking so far in 2018, it is this: megadeals are back. Through the first two months of the year, there were already 25 M&A deals valued at US$4bn or more, setting a faster pace for such deals than in either of the last two years, according to Mergermarket data.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features expert insights on high-dollar transactions, or "megadeals", in 2018. 

Toppan Vintage question: What do you think will happen to the number of megadeals (value of US$4bn or more) globally over the coming 12 months? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Innovative Methods of Joining a Public Exchange

The US IPO market rebounded in 2017 as 133 domestic companies went public raising US$30.4bn, 33 more IPOs and 79% greater value than the previous year. As 2018 sets into gear, the market continues to evolve, with more companies considering a listing in one of the thriving economies of Asia, and some filers using innovative methods of joining a public exchange.

In order to understand the driving forces, opportunities, and challenges in the US IPO market in 2018, Toppan Vintage commissioned Mergermarket to interview leading experts in the field.

Toppan Vintage question: U.S. IPOs rebounded strongly in 2017 from a year earlier, but alternative forms of exit – especially selling to strategic or private equity buyers – continue to gain in popularity. Are there particular types of companies or situations in which an IPO still makes more sense than selling in an M&A deal? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Unicorn IPO Expectations in 2018

The environment for mega-cap companies to go public in the US remains uncertain despite a rebound in IPOs in 2017, due to tumult and high valuations in equity markets. Moreover, investors are cautious after poor showings by two of the most hyped debuts in 2017: those by Snap, whose share price fell more than 5% in a single day in late February after an episode of poor publicity, and meal kit company Blue Apron.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features expert insights on high-dollar transactions, or "megadeals", in 2018. 

Toppan Vintage question: What will happen to the number of IPOs by US companies valued at US$4bn or more over the coming year? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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IPOs and Transactions: March 19 - 23

There were 52 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services, including Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc w/ Burns & Levinson LLP, Capitala Finance Corp w/ Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc w/ Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Sorrento Therapeutics Inc w/ Paul Hastings LLP, Sorrento Therapeutics Inc w/ Paul Hastings LLP, Hudson Technologies Inc w/ Wiggin and Dana LLP.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

For information on all of our capital markets, compliance and investor relations solutions, please contact us here or email us.

Click here and opt-in to receive this weekly summary via email.

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