Firm Announces Release of 2005 IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports

Firm Announces Release of 2005 IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports

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We are pleased to announce the publication of our annual overviews of the IPO, Venture Capital and M&A markets.

Our 2005 IPO Report includes:

  • A detailed analysis of the 2005 IPO market
  • An outlook for the 2006 IPO market
  • Regional breakdowns (California, Mid-Atlantic, New England and Tri-State)
  • A review of the 2005 PIPEs and Rule 144A markets
  • Insight on the recent securities law reforms
  • Recommendations for pre-IPO companies grappling with new twists on cheap stock issues
  • A discussion of the emergence of AIM as a possible alternative to Nasdaq for US high-growth companies
  • Counsel rankings for IPOs, Rule 144A placements and PIPEs financings
  • Underwriter IPO rankings

 

Our 2005 Venture Capital Report includes:

  • A detailed analysis of the 2005 venture capital market, including industry breakdowns
  • An outlook for the 2006 venture capital market
  • US regional breakdowns (California, Mid-Atlantic, New England and Tri-State)
  • A review and outlook for the European venture capital market
  • Practical advice on option grant valuations under new IRS rules on deferred compensation
  • An overview of trends in venture capital deal terms, 2002–2005
  • A review of venture capital fundraising activity
  • A look ahead to the evolution of more robust accounting and financial controls for VC funds
  • Venture capital counsel rankings, in both the United States and Europe

 

Our 2005 M&A Report includes:

  • A detailed analysis of the 2005 M&A market, including industry breakdowns
  • An outlook for the 2006 M&A market
  • Advice on special considerations in California M&A transactions
  • New guidance on Delaware deal protection provisions
  • A survey of key terms in sales of VC-backed companies, 2004-2005
  • Practical guidance on avoiding antitrust violations in pre-merger integration planning
  • Counsel rankings for sales of VC-backed companies

 

Statistics from independent sources confirm that WilmerHale:

  • Handled more IPOs from 1996–2005 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more technology IPOs in 2004–2005 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more Rule 144A equity placements from 2001–2005 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled the two largest PIPEs financings of 2005 by eastern US biopharmaceutical companies
  • Handled more VC financings in 2005 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Represents more VC-backed eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more sales of VC-backed eastern US companies in 2005 than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more sales of VC-backed eastern US companies from 1996–2005 than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more VC financings in 2005 for European companies than any other law firm in Europe
  • Represents more VC-backed European companies than any other law firm in Europe

 

To request copies of these reports, please click here or call 617 526 5600.