Firm Announces Release of 2006 IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports

Firm Announces Release of 2006 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 2006 IPO Report includes:

  • A detailed analysis of the 2006 IPO market
  • An outlook for the 2007 IPO market
  • Regional breakdowns (California, Mid-Atlantic, New England and Tri-State)
  • A review of the 2006 PIPEs and Rule 144A markets
  • An update on securities offerings reforms
  • Insight on the new disclosure rules for executive compensation
  • A look at the latest developments under SOX 404
  • Considerations for US companies looking to an AIM flotation
  • A discussion of best practices for public companies
  • Counsel and underwriter rankings


Our 2006 Venture Capital Report includes:

  • A detailed analysis of the 2006 venture capital market, including industry breakdowns
  • An outlook for the 2007 venture capital market
  • US regional breakdowns (California, Mid-Atlantic, New England and Tri-State)
  • A review and outlook for the European venture capital market
  • Advice on implementing management carve-out plans
  • An overview of trends in venture capital deal terms from 2002 to 2006
  • Tips for venture capital fundraising
  • A summary of the stockholder approval exceptions under the Section 280G "golden parachute" rules
  • Venture capital counsel rankings


Our 2006 M&A Report includes:

  • A detailed analysis of the 2006 M&A market, including industry breakdowns
  • An outlook for the 2007 M&A market
  • Insight into the use of tender offers for friendly acquisitions
  • An analysis of changes in shareholder rights plans
  • Guidance on avoiding post-closing challenges by antitrust agencies
  • A survey of the key terms and issues in sales of VC-backed companies
  • Counsel rankings for sales of VC-backed companies


Statistics from independent sources confirm that WilmerHale:

  • Handled more IPOs from 1996-2006 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more technology IPOs in 2004-2006 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more Rule 144A equity placements from 2001-2006 for eastern US companies than any other law firm in the country
  • Was company counsel in the largest Rule 144A equity placement of 2006 by an eastern US technology company
  • Was company counsel in two of the three largest PIPEs financings of 2006 by eastern US life sciences companies
  • Handled more VC financings in 2006 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 VC financings in 2006 for European companies than any other law firm in Europe
  • Represents more VC-backed European companies than any other law firm in Europe
  • Handled more sales of VC-backed eastern US companies in 2006 than any other law firm in the country
  • Handled more sales of VC-backed eastern US companies from 1996-2006 than any other law firm in the country
  • Was company counsel in more IPOs by eastern US VC-backed companies from 1996-2006 than any other law firm in the country


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