Category: Trends

Upcoming Event: Behind the Scenes of the 2021 IPO & SPAC Boom

Join Cooley, DFIN, PwC, Nasdaq and The Blueshirt Group for a two-part webinar series Behind the Scenes of the 2021 IPO & SPAC Boom on May 4 & 11, 2021. Hear the latest insights from leaders who have successfully completed recent IPOs or SPAC mergers and learn about the current capital raising […]

Why We Believe the UK Should Look Again at Dual-Class Structures and Ways in Which Core Investor Protections Can Be Maintained

What is a dual-class structure? A dual-class structure involves two different classes of shares with differential voting rights. This means that founders and other pre-IPO holders are able to maintain voting control of the publicly listed company through holding shares with enhanced voting rights compared to the shares held by […]

The Direct Listing Craze

2019 marked the rise of the Direct Listing. Though they are not exactly new structures, following the heavily-publicized Direct Listings of tech giants Spotify and Slack, they have captured the imagination of the capital markets world. Venture capitalists love them. CFOs are intrigued by them. Bankers want to hang out with […]