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Is Regulation A+ an Initial Public Offering – IPO?

By Rod Turner | Manhattan Street Capital, Inc.

This is not a traditional IPO. While you are allowed to use a Reg A+ offering to take your company public and list it on the NASDAQ or the NYSE, that is not a requirement, and it is not the path most companies will take because the reporting costs from being public on the big boards are very high.  An advantage of using Regulation A+ to take your company public to the NASDAQ or NYSE is that you can set a zero minimum for the Reg A+ itself and then if you do not meet the minimum listing capital raise for the NASDAQ or NYSE you can still complete the raise and get the capital. Then the option to uplist exists for a later date.

A more cost effective route is to list your company on the OTCQB, or the OTCQX; see below for more on this. Some companies are taking this route with a plan to uplist when they are more established. Continue reading “Is Regulation A+ an Initial Public Offering – IPO?”

Corporate Governance Rules of the Road

There is growing interest in the area of Corporate Governance and how companies can leverage best practices to attract investors and lower the cost of raising capital.  To provide companies with the “rules of the road” we recently hosted a webinar with Compass Investor Relations.   Continue reading “Corporate Governance Rules of the Road”

Why pay-to-play research and marketing makes sense for ‘smicrocaps’

By David Collins, IR Magazine |  Tackling the challenges faced by small and micro-cap companies.

Life as a small or micro-cap public company is getting harder by the day as the pool of buy-side interest is shrinking almost as fast as sell-side research, and sales and capital markets sponsorship is contracting. Accordingly, the ‘smicrocap’ IRO’s task of finding worthwhile targets to pitch and introduce to management also grows more challenging – and, unfortunately, the smaller you are, the harder your job has become.

Continue reading “Why pay-to-play research and marketing makes sense for ‘smicrocaps’”

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