In 2019, we welcomed nearly 200 companies to our OTCQX and OTCQB Markets, moved into new offices in New York and London, and launched our Virtual Investor Conference platform. As we look ahead to the rest of the year, we review key milestones in our ongoing mission to provide companies with more efficient solutions to better engage and inform investors. Continue reading “2019 Mid Year Review”
Although more commonly associated with larger firms, corporate governance is just as important for small and micro-cap companies.
By adhering to high governance standards, small-caps are better placed to achieve their goals and attract new investment. Continue reading “Practice Corporate Governance to Help Achieve Your Company Goals”
Are you a Small-Cap company trying to ensure your IR program is successful?
Issuers with a market capitalization under $1 bn often lack the liquidity, volume or capital structure to attract larger institutional names. However, in the early years, they also benefit from being able to build strong investor relations strategies and establish trajectories that look five years ahead vs. one or two. Continue reading “The Many Ways to Measure IR Success”
OTC Markets is pleased to announce its 5th annual list of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market—the 2019 OTCQX® Best 50. This year’s list speaks to a broad array of companies spanning all sizes, industries and geographic regions, from well-capitalized US community banks to Mega-Cap foreign exchange-listed Global brands. Continue reading “Introducing the 2019 OTCQX® Best 50”
Looking to drive faster company growth? Or, considering new avenues to increase shareholder value? These may be among the reasons you are contemplating a merger or acquisition. As a small-cap company with limited resources, it can be difficult to effectively manage and execute the critical components that surround M&A. Continue reading “Navigating the Critical Components Surrounding M&A”
For many international companies, the successful listing of their security represents an important milestone. It’s a sign of recognition, prestige and success, demonstrating to the market a desire to be open and transparent. Continue reading “Benefits of Cross-Trading in the United States”
As the home for thousands of small-cap companies, we meet with issuers daily to help them work through the challenges associated with operating as a successful public company. For each of these companies there are numerous aspects to consider – from how to take the company public and raise capital, to developing an effective IR program and targeting the right types of investors. Our goal is simple – to help alleviate much of the cost, time and complexity associated with being a public company.
That’s why we’ve developed a straightforward guide in collaboration with IR Magazine.
We often hear questions from foreign issuers and their respective exchanges surrounding the decision to pursue secondary trading in the U.S. Many harbor the misconception that cross-trading in the U.S. will lead to a loss of trading volume and drain in liquidity from their primary home market. Continue reading “New Independent Study: Benefits for International Companies Trading on OTCQX”
Issues Facing Small Cap Issuers
As the market operator where thousands of small and micro-cap securities trade, we occasionally hear from issuers and their investors who are frustrated when brokers won’t deposit their stock. While this is generally perceived to be an OTC issue, the reality is that this affects privately issued shares on all public markets, including national exchanges. Continue reading “Why Can’t I Deposit my Shares?”