Our lawyers regularly advise issuers, agents and investors in connection with private placements of equity, debt and hybrid securities. Private placements may be the first stop for a venture capital or entrepreneurial client, or an alternative for a well-established issuer needing to raise capital when the public equity markets are unavailable.
We work with our financial institution clients to devise new distribution methodologies for securities, such as the PIPE transaction. Created by Morrison & Foerster lawyers in 1985, the PIPE (private investment in public equity) transaction has become a key financing alternative. Regional banks, REITs, biotech and technology-based companies all have used PIPEs to raise capital in tough markets.
For more about PIPEs and registered directs, see Recent Attorney Publications.
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