Usually this blog is reserved for matters involving corporate and securities law rather than updates in the accounting standards, but the email alert from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) that I received yesterday is definitely an exception. The FASB email alert first mentions that FASB yesterday issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2019-02, Entertainment—Films—Other Assets—Film

Although the life of a securities lawyer can be routine and mechanical at times, it doesn’t always have to be this way!  Last year, around this time, my wife Missy saw on Facebook that the Property Brothers: Buying and Selling television show (an HGTV show for those not familiar) was going to be filming in Nashville during the summer, and the post invited those interested in being on the show to submit an application.  Our family had watched the show before and liked the renovations they did, and we thought it would be a fun experience for our family, so we decided to go for it and submit an application to see what might happen.  Well, after some interviews and waiting, we learned in the spring that we had been selected to be on the show.

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As equity valuations of public companies remain high in comparison to recent historical norms, the use of public company stock as an acquisition currency by SEC registrants in acquisitions of private companies will continue, particularly if interest rates continue to rise, thus increasing the costs associated with leveraged transactions. This blog explores legal considerations associated with the issuance of stock by a public company in connection with its acquisition of a private company.
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