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Will Private Equity Be a Driving Force Behind Energy Transition?

Will Private Equity Be a Driving Force Behind Energy Transition?

For some time, energy companies and private equity firms have considered their place in the great energy transition. Amidst the uncertainties, one thing is perfectly clear and unlikely to change: trillions of dollars will be spent on energy transition. Society demands it. It’s going to happen.…

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SEC Issues New Rules for SPACs

SEC Issues New Rules for SPACs

On January 24, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules intended to better protect investors in initial public offerings (IPOs) by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and in their subsequent de-SPAC transactions.

A SPAC is a vehicle created by a…

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Podcast: Unpacking ESG Topics

Podcast: Unpacking ESG Topics

On the Shop Floor dives into ESG topics with Weaver's Greg Englert, examining its evolution, potential impacts of proposed SEC rules, and on manufacturing, distribution, and retail sectors.

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All About Quality of Earnings Reports and How to Read Them

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All About Quality of Earnings Reports and How to Read Them

Summary

A routine but important step in the M&A financial due diligence process is securing a Quality of Earnings (QofE) report. Prepared independently in connection with an anticipated merger, acquisition, or divestiture, a well-executed QofE answers specific questions about the

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SEC Sets Its Sights on Private Fund Advisers

SEC Sets Its Sights on Private Fund Advisers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that, in its fiscal year 2022, 760 enforcement actions were filed resulting in a record $6.4 billion in money ordered from SEC actions. A number of these enforcement actions involved a recently emerging area of focus for the…

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SEC Proposes New Transparency Requirements for Private Fund Advisers

SEC Proposes New Transparency Requirements for Private Fund Advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that would bring new audit and reporting requirements as well as prohibit certain actions. The SEC stated that the proposed reforms are to “protect private fund investors by increasing…

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Prepare for Transformation: Steps for Becoming a Public Company

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Prepare for Transformation: Steps for Becoming a Public Company

With the prospect of raising capital and gaining access to many investors at once, the opportunities presented by an initial public offering (IPO) are exciting. With the right planning, your company can get the most out of this opportunity and experience a smooth registration process with the

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