A Couple of Quick Items Regarding IPO Alternatives

Here are two quick items regarding popular IPO alternatives, SPACs (special purpose acquisition corporations) and primary direct listings: SPACs.  In an interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Thursday, SEC Chair Jay Clayton addressed the recent SPAC frenzy. (Very loosely, SPACs are companies with no real operations formed to […]

Past Event: Dealmakers Roundtable: SPACs!

On September 24th, 2020, Cooley partners Garth Osterman, Rama Padmanabhan, and Dave Peinsipp led a panel discussing the topics listed below. Topics include The recent acceleration of SPAC M&A activity Key timing considerations for a SPAC business combination The ways in which PIPEs and debt securities come into play Changing […]

Past Event: Cell & Gene Meeting on The Mesa

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is the sector’s foremost annual conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry to advance cutting-edge research into cures. This conference covers commercialization hurdles facing the cell and gene therapy sector as well as a wide range of topics […]

Past Event: Bay Area IPO Readiness Workshop

Cooley partner Dave Peinsipp, Deloitte and leaders from other organizations well-versed in the IPO, direct listing and SPAC processes shared their insights on the next normal. Topics include Current market conditions Regulatory considerations How to prepare for the IPO process Life as a public company Actionable insights from a CFO/controller […]

Past Event: The 2020 IPO Comeback Series

After IPO issuances came to a near-halt in late Q1 and early Q2 2020, the window reopened wide this summer when much-needed liquidity infused the markets and led to one of the strongest months for IPOs in 13 years. This two-part executive webinar series was on the novel challenges of […]

Hyliion to Combine With Tortoise, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company

Cooley advised Hyliion, provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, on its agreement to combine with Tortoise, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. The transaction, expected to close in Q3, will drive Hyliion’s corporate expansion and further the development and commercialization of its powertrain […]

London Listings for People’s Republic of China (PRC) Companies

The United Kingdom (UK) offers a range of markets that companies in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) might consider as venues for a primary or secondary listing of their equity securities. This blog post provides a high-level overview of the types of equity securities which might be listed, factors […]

25 Considerations in Preparing for an IPO in the UK

1. Selecting a stock exchange or market Understand the benefits of the alternative listing options, such as the premium or standard segments of the Main Market or the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, which are the main options for a company considering an IPO in the UK. Analyse […]

UK FCA Updates on COVID-19 Issues for Listed Companies

On May 27, 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK published a newsletter outlining its continuing expectations of issuers in the UK on market conduct and transaction reporting issues. The FCA also published a Primary Market Bulletin setting out updates for issuers on temporary relief for the timing of […]

Cooley’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter

Aligning with the firm’s commitment to being an active agent of change, On June 4, Cooley announced that it will donate $450,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative, which works to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment, to challenge racial and economic injustice and to protect basic human rights for the […]