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The Solution for European Companies to Access U.S. Investors

The U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1932 (the “Act“) include an exemption for a foreign private issuer (“FPI“) meaning a listed, non-U.S. company from having to register a class of equity securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) as otherwise required by the Act. In this blog, you will find the solution on how FPIs can gain access to the world’s largest capital market –U.S. institutional and private investors – without the cost and complexity of an IPO (e.g. at the NYSE or on Nasdaq) and thereby save time and money.

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Why Now is the Time for Global Companies to Attract U.S. Investors

If there is a “new normal,” as the pundits are fond of saying, it involves learning to live with the risk of the unknown. And for foreign companies that are adaptable and tolerant of today’s macroeconomic uncertainties, these trying times provide an opportunity to diversify their shareholder base beyond their home market.

Investors, investor relations officers and C-suite executives alike appreciate certainty and predictability, and that is something in short supply in 2020. Yet, in the midst of unprecedented times, there’s a silver lining for foreign companies looking to expand and diversify their investor base in the U.S.

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The Many Ways to Measure IR Success

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”

Benefits of Cross-Trading in the U.S.

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 U.S.”

New Independent Study: Benefits for International Companies Trading on OTCQX

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”

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