Startups

Angel Investment Trends: FY 2015 Halo Report

The 2015 Annual Halo Report has been released by The Angel Resource Institute at Willamette University (ARI) and PitchBook.  The Halo Report analyzes angel group investment activity and trends in the United States.  Here are a couple interesting FY 2015 highlights: The median seed-stage valuation for 2015 deals hit an all-time high of ...

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Marketing Technology Landscape Infographic

I thought this martech infographic from chiefmartec.com and the 2016 MarTech USA conference was interesting.  As you will see, their post also includes infographics of their view of the martech landscape evolution from 2011 to 2015.

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VC Funds and Tax

100% exclusion for Federal capital gains tax on the sale of QSBS permanently extended

Good news from a tax planning perspective as we head into the new year.  The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was enacted into law on December 18, 2015, retroactively extends certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) that had previously expired.  Of particular interest ...

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Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

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Cayman Islands Revise Exempted Limited Partnership Law and Pass New Legislation Allowing Enforcement of Contracts by Third Party Beneficiaries

IPOs and M&A

The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Items

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Sanjay M. Shirodkar, David P. Lewis and Louis Lehot; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/01/the-hot-list-2016-proxy-season-trends/. As we enter 2016, we want to bring your attention to a few items that we believe will play prominent  roles in the 2016 proxy season.  In 2015, proxy ...

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Audit Firms Must Disclose Engagement Partner

SEC guidance on “catching up” delinquent filers

Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spikes

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