March 2014 archive

Crossing the Valuation Gap on Private Equity Transactions

Pepperdine University’s recently released Private Capital Markets Project (“PCMP”) reveals some interesting statistics derived from their survey of the current marketplace for privately-held business sales.  One of the key topics is how a failure to come to terms on valuation conclusions often prevents deals from closing.  For instance, investment bankers surveyed report that a valuation …

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SEC defends internal company whistleblowers

The Securities Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has filed an amicus brief clarifying that whistleblowing employees should be protected under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act even if their whistleblowing report was only internal.  In its brief, the Commission stated that it “interpreted the anti-retaliation protections to extend to any individual ho engages …

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