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D.C. Insider: April 2024


This month in Washington, D.C., President Biden’s proposed FY 2025 budget, a temporary halt to the SEC’s climate change reporting rule, long-awaited draft rules on how critical-infrastructure companies must report cyberattacks to the government, and more. In this month’s ICR D.C. Insider, we share our insights and analysis about developments in Washington that could have […]


Capital Allocation – What the Markets Are Telling Us

By Jacques Cornet, Will Swett, & Alex Loughnane

Capital allocation is among the most used terms across the public markets — at times, a vague and imprecise term. If you ask 10 CEOs what it means to them and what they are doing about it, you’d likely get 10 different answers. It can be one of the most elusive financial concepts to be […]


Equity Capital Markets Update & Outlook Q1 2024


The equity capital markets saw heavy issuance activity in the first quarter with IPO, follow-on, block trade and convertible volume up over 100% year-over-year. Aided by a more constructive investor sentiment towards new issuance activity, March ended as the most active month since November 2021, accounting for 43% of the total Q1 volume. “Optimism towards […]


April 2024 SPAC Market Update and Outlook


ICR’s April SPAC Market Update & Outlook indicates that the shake-out from over-issuance in early 2021 appears to be winding down, and corporate divestitures are providing a consistent source of sizeable, high-quality SPAC targets. The SPAC IPO market seems to have normalized, with six SPAC IPOs pricing during the first quarter, of which over 30% […]


Key Takeaways from 2024 Tulane Corporate Law Institute Conference

By Dan McDermott

Each year, leading lawyers, bankers, PR professionals and other advisors focused on M&A and shareholder activism convene in New Orleans for the annual conference of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute to discuss the latest developments and trends in the area of transactions and corporate securities law. This year’s key topics included implications from the Delaware […]