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Posted by Reinaldo Ravelli, Pedro Cafaro and Bruno Dreifus (Associates from Trench, Rossi e Watanabe*) *In cooperation with Baker & McKenzie Amidst economic deterioration, political uncertainty, currency devaluation and weak markets at home, the Brazilian Federal Revenue issued Normative Ruling # 1.585 on August 31, 2015 to consolidate and update the tax rules applicable to investments in the Brazilian capital and financial markets. Normative Ruling # 1.585 permits share investment funds (FIAs), whose net…

Cross-Border Listings: A guide for technology companies examines key factors to consider when assessing stock exchange listing options, such as the ability to meet listing requirements, the regulatory environment for the industry, the presence of peer companies, access to an investor base, and post-listing obligations and costs. The publication highlights international stock exchanges in Australia, Hong Kong, London and New York — all of which have been especially active in cross-border capital raising for the…

Although global IPO activity in the first half of 2015 may have slowed from the exceptional pace of 2014, cross-border listings remain an attractive choice for capital raising and continue to gain in popularity relative to domestic IPOs. In contrast to cross-border listings that fell only 24%, domestic fundraising was down 40%. Baker & McKenzie’s Cross-Border IPO Index shows a score of 28.8, a slight decrease from the high of 29.1 for the first half of…

We explore the future trends and fundamental drivers of global transactions in our new “Global Transaction Forecast: The Impact of Macro Trends on Future M&A and IPO Activity.” This report, prepared in conjunction with Oxford Economics, includes projections that: Global M&A and IPO activity will rise, peaking in 2017 in developed markets and in 2018 in emerging markets Cross-border transactions will play a significant role as companies look to gain market presence in high…