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The what, how and why on UK businesses doing a “Delaware Flip” to break in to the US market

Putting in place a Delaware holding company structure is a time-consuming process but may allow a company to access more capital and create increased shareholder value over the long term. 

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Buyer & Seller Beware - New Foreign Investment Guidelines

The proposed National Security and Investment Bill was given its first reading in Parliament on November 20th, this new bill is designed to protect national security and protect the UK’s infrastructure. In short, if passed, the Bill will allow the Government “powers to investigate and intervene in potentially hostile foreign direct investment.

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US vs UK Private M&A – Two agreements divided by a common language?

Our US Team has advised on several transatlantic sale transactions in recent months – rather bucking the trend. With M&A activity expected to rebound by year-end, we thought it timely to share our experiences and outline the main differences to expect when dealing with a US buyer in a corporate sale transaction.

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Tales from the US#2: The Perils of Fundraising - US Compliance

The United States has strict laws at both a federal and state level aimed at protecting its citizens from being induced into inappropriate investment activity. These laws place certain restrictions on promoting and selling shares into the US. This note sets out certain high level issues of which a company should be aware if it intends to receive investment from a person present in the US.

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Tales from the US #1: The Perils of Fundraising - Too good to be true? Are you?

As the National Emergency was called in the US in response to the COVD19 outbreak, I found myself staying on Wall Street in New York (although luckily I flew back to the UK the night before border restrictions were imposed). Surrounded by the financial and investment institutions famous the world over, I met a securities litigation lawyer with a practice built entirely around suing companies for investors alleging they had been ‘duped’ out of their money. It got me thinking about the differences between the UK and the US that founders and companies might face when fund raising in the US.

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