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IPOs and Transactions: January 14 - 18

There were 27 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services,  including Brainsway Ltd w/ Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co., Brainsway Ltd w/ Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co., Brainsway Ltd w/ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Smartcard Marketing Systems Inc w/ SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc., Brainsway Ltd w/ Torys LLP, Dariohealth Corp w/ Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer and Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

For information on all of our capital markets, compliance and investor relations solutions, please contact us here or email us.

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“To Text or Not to Text?” Do the rewards outweigh the risks when it comes to texting members?

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SEC Rule 30e-3 is Now Effective…But There Still is Time

It’s not every day the SEC gives us time to think and plan for the changes in their requirements.  However, even though you have 2 years before you can deliver the first Notice of Shareholder Report pursuant to Rule 30e-3, there are key actions and considerations you can take now.

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SEC closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21, 2019

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the SEC is closed Monday January 21, 2019No filings can be received. 

Files submitted after 5:30 pm ET, Friday, January 18, 2019 will receive a filing date of Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and will be posted to the public on January 22, 2019.

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Toppan Vintage Launches ‘Toppan Merrill’ Brand

Leading global financial printing and communications company launches new brand after 2018 acquisitions; pledges to ‘Expand Possible’ in the communication of mission-critical content

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IPOs and Transactions: January 7-11

There were 37 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services,  including Citizens & Northern Corp w/ Barley Snyder LLP, Acamar Partners Acquisition Corp w/ Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd w/ Goldfarb Seligman & Co., Aquamed Technologies Inc w/ Haynes & Boone, LLP, Aquamed Technologies Inc w/ Kaufman & Associates, LLC, Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd w/ Mayer Brown LLP, Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd w/ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Acamar Partners Acquisition Corp w/ Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Citizens & Northern Corp w/ Stevens & Lee. P.C., Byline Bancorp Inc w/ Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Byline Bancorp Inc w/ Vedder Price P.C., Gty Govtech Inc w/ Winston & Strawn LLP, Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd w/ Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

For information on all of our capital markets, compliance and investor relations solutions, please contact us here or email us.

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Improving Board Involvement in M&A

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Private Equity Reactions to Protectionist Measures

Economic conditions have been largely favorable for dealmaking in 2018. U.S. companies received a boost to their earnings thanks to the decline in the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Interest rates remain historically low. And deal financing has been widely available to acquirers.

To find out how deal practitioners are responding to the changes in global trade, Mergermarket on behalf of Toppan Vintage spoke with six experts for their insights.

Toppan Vintage question: Private equity firms are known for acting opportunistically. To your knowledge, how are they reacting to the protectionist measures and the overall climate? Leading industry experts weigh in...

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Cross-border Acquisition Techniques and Considerations

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SEC Regulation of Bitcoin Offerings

Blockchain is "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two (or more) parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way." This distribution helps to safeguard transactions and record keeping. The technology has many different, practical applications. It has been connected with cryptocurrency most frequently, often called bitcoin. The SEC has reviewed several cryptocurrency offerings. So far the SEC has not authorized any. It comes down to a simple question: What is a security and does cryptocurrency qualify?

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IPOs and Transactions: December 31 - January 4

There were 22 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services,  including Black Creek Industrial Reit Iv Inc w/ Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Leaping Group Co. Ltd w/ Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC, Leaping Group Co. Ltd w/ Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and benefited from our decades of industry experience that enable us to take on any size deal and execute it to the highest industry standards.

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Video: December Top Law Firms By SEC Transactions

As subject matter experts in transactions i.e. IPOs and M&A, we carefully track the capital markets dealflow… daily, weekly and monthly.

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The SEC's Focus on Corporate Governance and Financial Disclosure in 2019

Unlike some former presidents, Mr. Trump has taken a noticeable interest in SEC policy. In August, he asked the Commission to study switching corporate financial reporting to a biannual schedule in place of the current quarterly system. The president's favored means of communication—social media—is also a topic of concern for the SEC, as some CEOs pioneer the use of new channels of communication with investors.

To find out what market observers see as the best ways to address these matters, Mergermarket on behalf of Toppan Vintage spoke with four experts.

Toppan Vintage question: Which areas of corporate governance and financial disclosure do you think deserve the SEC’s attention in the year ahead? Which areas do you expect the Commission to focus on? Leading industry experts weigh in...

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Synergies Take Center Stage in M&A

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SEC and EDGAR Status During Federal Government Shutdown

The SEC posted an alert and guidance to filers about the impact of the government shutdown. During the shutdown, the EDGAR system will remain operational. Filings can be submitted, processed and disseminated. However, beginning December 27, 2018 the SEC has a limited number of staff available to assist with urgent issues. Many federal employees have been furloughed during the shutdown, including from the SEC. The agency’s plan outlines specific details and essential services. The SEC states their goal is to maintain their threefold mission: protect investors, maintain fair and order markets, and facilitate capital formation.

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SEC closed for New Year's Day - January 1, 2019



Due to New Year's Day, the SEC is closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019. No filings can be received.

Filings submitted after 5:30 pm ET, Monday, December 31, 2018 will receive a filing date of Wednesday, January 2, 2019 and will be posted to the public on January 2, 2019.

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Unique Financial Disclosures in SEC Filings

What percent of disclosures in the primary financial statements of SEC registrants are unique to the company? According to a recent SEC staff analysis, the answer is 9% for U.S. GAAP filers and 16% for IFRS filers.

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Dealing With Leaks & How to Leak a Deal

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