M. Ridgeway Barker


Articles:

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Plan fiduciaries are currently facing various liquidity issues in connection with pension and 401(k) plans. There are two circumstances, in particular, where plan administrators are dealing with new and unexpected concerns: securities lending programs and stable value funds. Plan administrators have been surprised to learn that, in the current economic...
  • Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Special purpose acquisition companies ("SPACs") are newly formed entities that raise capital through an initial public offering ("IPO") of their equity securities. The securities are usually units comprised of common shares and warrants, and the proceeds are usually deposited into a trust and subsequently held in U.S. treasury bills (or equivalents). SPACs...
  • Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    In general, stockholders of Delaware corporations are entitled to raise, at an annual meeting, any matter that would properly be a subject of stockholder vote, such as election of a dissident state of directors. Stockholders are also entitled to do so at a special meeting, so long as the matter would properly relate to the purpose of the special meeting.
  • Friday, June 1, 2007
    A special purpose acquisition corporation, commonly known as a "SPAC," and formally a "development stage company," is a corporation formed for the purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering ("IPO") of its securities, in order to fund an acquisition of an existing operating company or companies. Though the SPAC itself has no business...
  • Sunday, April 1, 2007
    Pink Sheets launched OTCQX, a new market tier providing a premier trading, quotation and disclosure venue for securities of the highest quality companies in the United States' over-the-counter markets. On May 15, 2006, Pink Sheets, LLC began accepting applications to OTCQX and the International OTCQX premium tiers. The OTCQX premier tier levels require...
  • Thursday, March 1, 2007
    Pink Sheets launched OTCQX, a new market tier providing a premier trading, quotation and disclosure venue for securities of the highest quality companies in the United States' over-the-counter markets. The OTCQX premier tier levels require issuers to meet specific standards and ongoing public disclosure obligations. The ultimate aim is to differentiate...
  • Thursday, February 1, 2007
    Introduction
  • Friday, December 1, 2006
    A special purpose acquisition corporation, commonly known as a 'SPAC' (and formally a 'development stage company'), is a corporation formed for the purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering ('IPO') of its securities, in order to fund an acquisition of an existing operating company or companies.Though the SPAC itself has no business...
  • Friday, September 1, 2006
    A special purpose acquisition corporation, commonly known as a "SPAC," and formally a "development stage company," is a corporation formed for the purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering ("IPO") of its securities, in order to fund an acquisition of an existing operating company or companies. Though the SPAC itself has no business...
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    A special purpose acquisition corporation, commonly known as a "SPAC," and formally a "development stage company," is a corporation formed for the purpose of raising capital through an initial public offering ("IPO") of its securities, in order to fund an acquisition of an existing operating company or companies. Though the SPAC itself has no business...