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New Law Allows Venture Capital-Backed Small Businesses To Qualify For SBIR And STTR Grants
After years of debate and political maneuvering, Congress last month approved a six-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research ("SBIR") and Small Business Technology Transfer ("STTR") programs that for the first time expressly permits venture capital-backed companies to compete for funds provided by participating agencies.
United States
12 Jan 2012
Registration Exemption For "Venture Capital Fund" Advisers
As noted above, beginning July 21, 2011 the Venture Capital Exemption is available to advisers that manage "only" venture capital funds.
United States
6 Jul 2011
SEC Adopts Rules Creating Adviser Registration Exemptions And Implementing Certain Dodd-Frank Provisions
A wide range of investment advisers, including managers of hedge, venture capital, private equity, real estate and other privately offered funds.
United States
24 Jun 2011
SEC Releases Proposed Rules to Implement New Exemptions from Investment Advisers Act Registration and Other Aspects of Dodd-Frank
On November 19, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") released proposed rules (the "Exemptive Rules") to define and clarify key aspects of the new statutory exemptions from registration under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act") for:
United States
30 Nov 2010
SEC Proposes Definition of "Venture Capital Fund" for Purposes of Investment Advisers Act Registration Exemption
At an open meeting held earlier today, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed for public comment rules that would (i) define "venture capital fund" for purposes of an exemption from registration under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act") that will be available to venture capital fund managers (the "VCF Exemption") and (ii) impose reporting, recordkeeping and compliance obligations upon fund managers that qualify for the VCF Exemption.
United States
22 Nov 2010
House Financial Services Committee Amends Consumer Financial Protection Act Of 2009
As part of its financial regulatory reform program, the Obama Administration, through the Treasury, submitted to Congress proposed legislation that would establish a new consumer regulatory agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (the “CFPA”), which would consolidate and expand the existing regulatory regime for consumer financial products.
United States
21 Oct 2009
Revised Version Of Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act Of 2009 Contains Exemption For Advisers To “Venture Capital Funds”
On October 1, 2009, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, released draft legislation nearly identical to proposed legislation released by the Obama administration in July, with one major exception: Rep. Kanjorski’s bill, which can be found here, would exempt any adviser to a “venture capital fund” from the registration requirements of the bill.
United States
19 Oct 2009
Department Of Energy Announces Expansion And Solicitation For Entrepreneur In Residence Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on November 19, 2008 a competitive solicitation for five venture capital firms to participate in the expansion of DOE’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program.
United States
25 Nov 2008
FINRA Proposes Changes To Research Analyst Quiet Periods
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has proposed and is requesting comment on “Proposed Research Registration and Conflict of Interest Rules” (Regulatory Notice 08-55), which would liberalize existing rules restricting the issuance of analyst research around initial public offerings and secondary offerings.
United States
13 Nov 2008
“Levy” Decision Clarifies Responsibility For Indemnification Obligations
Last year’s decision by the Delaware Chancery Court in “Levy v. HLI Operating Company, Inc.” has resulted in a re-thinking of indemnification arrangements by companies and their private equity and venture capital investors.
United States
9 Sep 2008
Ten Thoughts About Equity Compensation for Investors and Entrepreneurs
Equity compensation is a subject that captures the attention of private equity and venture capital investors and company management teams alike. For many years, the rules and standard techniques used to grant equity compensation were relatively static.
United States
1 Mar 2007
Private Equity Interest in Latin America Increasing Despite the Risks
By all accounts, the recent seizure of foreign-owned oil fields in Bolivia and Hugo Chávez’s persistent attempts to extend his influence and policies beyond Venezuela’s borders have not dampened private equity interest in Latin America and for good reason.
United States
20 Jun 2006
A Director’s Dozen: 12 Thoughts for Private Equity Partners Sitting on Portfolio Company Boards
General partners and managing directors of private equity and venture capital firms frequently sit on boards of directors of the companies in which their firms have invested. Often the portfolio company requests that the private equity investor take a board seat.
United States
19 Oct 2005
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