Posts Tagged ‘Securities and Exchange Commission’

Yelp Registers for IPO with SEC – Goldman Sachs to Lead – See What Happens When You Kill the Twitter Tax?

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Just after we lose San Francisco’s so-called Twitter Tax (you know, the one former Mayor Gavin Newsom signed into law back in aught-four), comes today’s big announcement.

Deets below.

It’s time to party at Yelp:

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Via Yelp.com’s flickrstream

“Yelp Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2011– Yelp Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. A portion of the shares will be issued and sold by Yelp, and a portion will be sold by certain stockholders of Yelp.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. will be the lead bookrunning manager and representative of the underwriters for the offering. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Jefferies & Company, Inc. will be joint bookrunning managers, and Allen & Company LLC and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. will be co-managers for the offering. This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526 or by e-mailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, by calling (800) 831-9146 or by emailing batprospectusdept@citi.com; or Jefferies & Company, Inc. at 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, by calling (877) 547-6340 or by emailing Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.”

Symposium: “Beyond the Bailout” at UC Hastings on April 16th, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

It’ll be on this Thursday at UC Hastings School of Law in the Civic Center, because the Hastings Business Law Journal is putting on an all-day symposium: Beyond the Bailout. It’s going to be mega.  The Keynote Speaker will be Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC, but you’ll also be able to hear from some locals, such as Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Carolyn Said.

You lawyers might also be able to get some Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit, so why not? Here’s the agenda and there are more deets below.

See you there!

Hastings Business Law Journal Symposium – “Beyond the Bailout”

Start:  4/16/2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location:  200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center
You have heard about the credit crisis and the national bailout in the news, now come and listen to esteemed professionals and renowned professors speak on the subject at the Hastings Business Law Journal‘s symposium, “Beyond the Bailout:  Risk, Responsibility and the Road Ahead”

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • The scope and effects of the crisis on the financial real estate markets both in the U.S. and abroad
  • Regulating risk and how regulators failed to make credit-rating agencies, banks, and securities firms rein in their risk before the crisis
  • How to bring values to Wall Street to reduce corruption and fraud
  • Innovation and the resurgence of the Bay Area and beyond

We have the privilege of hosting Mr. Lynn Turner, the former chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the keynote speaker. Turner recently testified at the congressional hearing on the collapse of AIG. 

Come with your questions and expect a fresh, intellectual, and multi-faceted discussion of the economic crisis.

Lunch and snacks will be served. Please click here to view the entire program, including a detailed list of speakers and more.

NOTE: MCLE credit available!

Speakers 

Keynote Speaker Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC 

Professor Jo. Carrillo – UC Hastings Law

Professor Joel Paul - UC Hastings Law 

Professor Heather Field – UC Hastings Law 
  
Ms. Rhyen Cooms - Photographic Journalist   

John Hunt – UC Berkeley, Research Director and Law Fellow

Professor Reza Dibadj – USF Law School, author of “Rescuing Regulation”
 
Professor Talbot  – USF Law School, Director of Center of Investor Justice

Carolyn  Said  –  Staff  Writer  for  the  San  Francisco  Chronicle  
 
Professor  Denise  Kleinrichert  –  San  Francisco  State  University:  Graduate  School  of  Business,  
 
Professor  Bruce  McNamara  –  UC  Hastings  Law,  Partner  and  head  of  the  Corporate  Governance   and  Transactions  practice  at  Perkins  Coie 

Professor  Ward  Hanson  –  Policy  Forum  Director  of  Stanford  Institute  for  Economic  Policy  Research    
 
Mr.  Rob  LaFave  –  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  Foodzie 
 
Ilya  Spivak  –  Currency  Analyst  at  Forex  Capital  Markets