Stradley Ronon CLE Webcast: Unpacking the Corporate Transparency Act

As of January 1, domestic and foreign entities registered to do business in the United States must comply with new beneficial ownership reporting requirements imposed under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). View our webcast from January 30 on “Unpacking the Corporate Transparency Act,” during which panelists answer looming questions, including: Which entities are subject to […]

Venture Debt and Its Impact on the Growth Equity Market in 2023

With 2023 off to a rocky start for entrepreneurs and startups due to rising interest rates, inflationary pressures and the collapse of highly recognized banks for venture-backed companies – such as Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Signature Bank and other financial institutions with a greater appetite to do business with these types of riskier companies – […]

Earnout Provisions in M&A Deals During Down Markets

Businesses operating within the U.S. market have been facing a growing list of challenges. Rapidly rising interest rates, reduced access to equity investment and debt facilities, and continuing supply chain issues, as well as the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, have forced many businesses to rethink their operations and reevaluate their financial models. This […]

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on M&A

After several years of record-breaking levels of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, late 2022 into 2023 has seen market volatility, persistent inflation, rising interest rates, continuing supply chain issues, global conflicts and fears of a possible economic downturn that have resulted in a significant slowing in deal flow as well as decreased exit values. As […]

From the Editor

The venture capital and emerging company communities were rocked last week by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the subsequent collapse of Signature Bank. While the federal government stepped in on Sunday to assure depositors that all insured and uninsured deposits are safe and SVB is up and running through a newly formed bridge bank […]

Confidentiality Is Key In Stockholder Information Rights

One of the most important yet overlooked aspects of any commercial or corporate transaction involves confidentiality obligations. Often, parties gloss over the scope of the covenants, treat them as boilerplate using precedent without thinking through the details, such as what information needs to be protected in the particular transaction at hand, who should be subject […]

Board Observers: Relevant Considerations and Potential Pitfalls

Authors: Josh Galante, Eric Porter, and Lori Smith Angel investors, venture capital and private equity funds often seek to secure some presence, formal or informal, within the board meetings of the corporations in which they invest. Such representation and participation in corporate governance provide potential benefits to both the investor and the portfolio corporation. The […]

Zooming In on Effective Board Meetings

Throughout the pandemic, we all got accustomed to holding virtual meetings as a necessity, but recently I have received a number of questions from clients about continuing to hold virtual or hybrid board meetings or whether they should be encouraging more fully in-person meetings to the extent practicable. This is definitely a discussion that a […]

What Is Reasonable in Scope for Restrictive Covenants in M&A Transactions

The legal landscape around the enforceability of restrictive covenants, such as non-compete and non-solicitation provisions, is clearly changing. Businesses and their attorneys would do well to pay attention to these changes and learn the lessons being handed down at the state and federal levels. Recent Developments In the context of employment-based restrictions, the trend over […]