Technology and media companies are vital components of the U.S. economy. These visionary businesses provide innovative products and services, create new jobs, strive to make a frictionless environment, and are growing aggressively. Their vision for growth often requires significant infusions of capital, the ability to attract, retain, and incentivize talent. They must also develop processes and internal controls to address the concerns of investors and regulators. Customer acquisition and servicing, while charting expenses and identifying new areas for growth, create significant challenges for management teams. Industry segments we serve include:
- Software, Software as a Service, and technology-enabled services
- Digital media
- Gaming and entertainment
- Internet-related services and social media
Life sciences organizations face myriad financial, operational, regulatory, and capital-raising challenges. Managing growth, raising capital, or planning for a future product launch requires advisors who understand your industry and how you do business, and also have the resources to proactively address these business needs and goals. CohnReznick provides a range of services that help improve financial reporting and operational efficiency and minimize tax obligations. Industry segments we serve include:
- Diagnostics and therapeutics
- Medical devices
- Contract research organizations
- Healthcare IT
Today’s renewable energy industry faces a variety of regulatory, capital, and compliance challenges. Sustainability has become an integral component of corporate business plans. CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy practice boasts a national team of highly experienced professionals with extensive industry credentials. Our knowledge of the rapidly changing and nuanced industry landscape, along with our ability to address capital market needs, allows us to proactively address our clients’ issues and needs. We provide services to financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (independent power producers and utilities), and leading global clean-energy developers. Industry segments we serve include:
- Wind and solar
This nascent industry faces significant regulatory challenges and is poised to continue to expand and establish itself as a major domestic and global industry. Cannabis companies need advisors who can apply industry knowledge with technical skills to help businesses comply with changing regulations, demonstrate transparency to investors, develop the business and technology infrastructure to support rapid growth, and prepare for a future liquidity event if desired. We provide services to multistate operators, investors, public and private companies, real estate investment trusts, and private equity funds. Industry segments we serve include:
- Adult use
InsightNew opportunities with opportunity zonesJoel CohnThere is a lot of chatter in the renewables industry about a provision called Opportunity Zones, which was part of the federal tax law passed in December 2017. This program may serve as a novel approach to the continual effort to optimize the capital stack for renewable energy projects.
InsightWith the energy property ‘begun construction’ deadline just weeks away, are you prepared?Joel Cohn, Lee PetersonAs the new year approaches, so does the upcoming “begun construction” deadline for the federal 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for certain eligible energy projects. Your safe-harboring for the 30% ITC ends on New Year’s Eve. Therefore, to preserve the full 30% ITC, you must make your resolutions final before midnight Dec. 31, and complete all relevant transactions by then.
InsightAccounting primer for C&I renewable energy buyersMost commercial and industrial buyers of renewable energy use a contract structure known as a virtual Power Purchase Agreement (“vPPA”), which exposes them to significant financial volatility, driven by commodity prices, project performance, and the weather.
InsightWayfair, a game changer for cannabisWhen you think of Wayfair, you might think of furniture and home goods, but Wayfair also has made its way into the cannabis sector. What’s the connection?
InsightQ & A: An inside look at Canada’s public marketsDue to limitations in accessing capital from U.S. banks and public markets, cannabis companies operating in the U.S. are increasingly listing on Canadian exchanges.