A Historical Perspective The Bubble, Converts, and the Birth of Structured PIPEs
JAMES F. O’BRIEN JR.
Promethean Capital Group LLC
This chapter aims to offer an understanding of the structured PIPE market, perhaps the most discussed and certainly the least understood segment of the private placement marketplace. In order to best understand the structured PIPE market, it is necessary to appreciate the perspective shared by its innovators; the early to mid-1990s is explored as the beginnings of this business.
Nothing in this chapter should be understood to promote or criticize a particular financing structure, nor any particular issuers or investors. As with any form of financing, the application of structured PIPEs can bring great ...