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2Q 2013 Biotechnology Performance and Financing Overview

Biotechnology sector performed well on both public and private markets. Large public biotech stocks continued to climb while smaller stocks remained leveled. Private financing deal flow increased substantially, albeit leaving early stage start-ups behind. Biotech sector experienced an overall increase in VC activity during 2Q 2013 and after much less inspiring first quarter. The comeback of VC funding was consistent with strong public markets as well as high, 13, number of completed Life Sciences IPO transactions.

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Financial Forecast For Purchase Price Allocation (ASC 805/IFRS 3)

This article covers several key factors to consider when building a financial forecast or projected financial information (PFI).  This guidance is designed for financial forecasts used in purchase price allocations, i.e., valuation of intangible assets as part of purchase accounting under US GAAP ASC 805 and IFRS 3.  Here are a few requirements:   PFI has to be long enough

Shadow Preferred Stock Devalues Convertible Note

Convertible notes are starting to resemble CDOs, collateralized debt obligations that led to the 2008 financial crisis, partly because few understood how they worked. From the economic perspective, convertible notes are complex; that includes Simple  Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs). In fact, they are referred to as “complex financial instruments” by auditors and financial regulators.  A typical convertible note is

What M&A Purchase Consideration Is Actually Worth?

Most M&A pricing efforts are focused on valuing an acquired business. Essentially no consideration is given to the value of assets an acquirer is giving up in a transaction. We will attempt to clarify some of these issues.

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