Tag Archives: JOBSAct

US IPO Market – 2012 Annual Review

After the fastest start since 2000, with the most anticipated deal in years on the horizon, the US IPO market entered May in prime condition. However, the European debt crisis intervened yet again, and a market decline turned into a month-long drought for IPOs following Facebook’s botched offering. Deal activity returned sporadically in the second […]

How To Make Sure Your Crowdfunding Dreams Don’t Turn Into An Investor Relations Nightmare

Author: JASON BEST AND SHERWOOD NEISS Sunday, August 5th, 2012 The concept of crowdfunding to launch and grow your business may seem like a dream come true—reduced cost of capital, access to new pools of investors, the community opening their arms and wallets— all giving your business a shot to make it big.  While crowdfunding (both […]

SEC mulls raising trading increments for small caps

July 6 | Fri Jul 6, 2012 10:20am EDT By Olivia Oran (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are considering whether stocks of small companies should be priced in increments of more than a penny, a change that could affect more than two-thirds of listed companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission thought it settled this debate in […]

SEC delays JOBS Act, Startups Reg A versus D 506

Regulation A and Regulation D is heavily different under JOBS Act according to David Drake of LDJ Capital and David Weild, former vice chair of Nasdaq. SEC officially announced it will miss the 90 day deadline to amend the Reg D exemption 506. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 29, 2012 – As […]

Direct Market Impacts

 Direct Market Impacts Author: Dennis McCarthy, April 2012   After I spoke with Kevin Lupowitz, head of the DirectMarkets unit of Rodman Renshaw, about the upcoming launch of his automated public offering service, I considered its likely impact on the small cap market on Wall Street. In my opinion, this is more than idle speculation.  […]

A Closer Look at Crowdfunding for Startups

Strings attached to the JOBS Act may nullify much of its ability to truly help startups – by Bill Hanigan and Mark Wickham.  Congress is in the business of making laws. Some of those laws prove helpful, while others do not help much at all. The recently enacted (and eagerly anticipated) crowdfunding provisions contained in […]

Crowdfunding: Using the Internet to Raise Small Business Capital

Crowdfunding: Using the Internet to Raise Small Business Capital By Mike Liles, Jr. April 05, 2012 For several years entrepreneurs have looked forward to the day when they could freely raise capital for emerging businesses over the internet without having to register the securities with federal or state securities regulators.  The recently adopted Jumpstart Our […]