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2018 Regulatory Initiatives & Targeted Rulemaking: Improving Transparency, Focusing on Market Efficiency

Over the past 20 years, the reputation and recognition of the OTC markets has grown.  Part of that positive transformation has come from technology, both at OTC Markets Group and from the broker-dealer community, that has fostered a vibrant, data-driven, electronic trading market. Continue reading “2018 Regulatory Initiatives & Targeted Rulemaking: Improving Transparency, Focusing on Market Efficiency”

6 Key Takeaways from Our Reg A+ Bootcamp

OTC Markets Group recently held a Regulation A+ Bootcamp at our OTC Market Center in Manhattan to educate public and private companies about how to do a successful Reg A+ offering and go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Continue reading “6 Key Takeaways from Our Reg A+ Bootcamp”

The Road Not (Yet) Taken

As part of the JOBS Act, Congress and the SEC updated and expanded Regulation A (Reg. A) to reduce some of the road blocks to capital formation faced by startups and emerging growth companies.  Many have argued that regulations implemented over the past two decades have removed the economic incentives for broker-dealers to engage in smaller offerings. Continue reading “The Road Not (Yet) Taken”

Regulation A+ Thoughts and Insights

In June 2015, the SEC adopted amendments to Regulation A (“Reg. A+”), easing the burdens emerging and growth companies face in raising capital. With all of the recent excitement surrounding Reg. A+, we wanted to share some thoughts and what we’re noticing in these early stages. Continue reading “Regulation A+ Thoughts and Insights”

How Warm is the Water?

At its core, raising capital is about building relationships.  Companies seek investors who clearly understand their stories, want to help them achieve their objectives and believe in their investment potential.  Thus, companies may want to view Testing the Waters (“TTW”) in a broader context than just “how much can I raise?” TTW can be a part of a company’s overall investor relations strategy.  It’s the courtship before marriage.   Continue reading “How Warm is the Water?”

Swipe Left or Swipe Right – Finding the Right Partner Online

General solicitation, crowdfunding, and testing the waters have fundamentally changed the public offering process.

Raising capital online is emerging as an exciting, innovative new way for companies to access capital directly from investors.

Continue reading “Swipe Left or Swipe Right – Finding the Right Partner Online”

Liquidity: What you Need to Know Before Jumping In

Reg. A+ allows companies an easier, more cost effective route to going public by providing investors with unrestricted, freely-tradable shares, similar to a fully SEC registered offering.  Continue reading “Liquidity: What you Need to Know Before Jumping In”

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