Our team is made up of experienced Securities Attorneys, CPA's and Experienced Consultants. We would be happy to discuss with you the needs of your company and your goals for going public. Most companies go public to raise capital, but there are many other reasons why a company would want to go public and may include higher valuations, using stock in a public company as currency to acquire other companies or assets and to trade for advertising.
One of our team of experts, with many years of experience, would be happy to discuss your reasons and desires for going public, including your financial needs and the many other benefits. Please send us an email or contact us for a free consultation or to receive a report describing the benefits of taking a company public. Our free report will outline, "How Any Company Can Go Public".
The CEO of our corporation has been a Securities Attorney for many years. There are 2 ways to go public. A company can go public directly which takes many months or they can speed up the process by merging with a public shell corporation. When a private business merges with a public shell it is called a "reverse merger." This can allow a private company to become public in just a couple of weeks. No matter the type of financing your company needs, be it a Regulation D Private Placement or Venture Capital, we can advise you. Going public is typically the best and easiest way to raise capital.
We Take Companies Public Directly. However, for attorneys, CPA's and other advisors we can form a new SEC Reporting Public Shell Company.
Reverse mergers with public shells are one way companies choose to go public. However, it is not necessary to use a public shell to go public. We can take your company public without the use of public shells.
Our firm would be happy to assist you in going public. We look forward to your inquiries and offer the best professional services at the most reasonable cost. In fact, we are the leaders in the microcap market. If you're going public it is highly beneficial to be guided by a lawyer that has many years of experience in the field of securities law.
We take companies public directly. However, for advisors we can prepare a new SEC fully reporting public shell company. This will allow your clients to become a public company in as little as 2 weeks. It takes additional time to get your clients trading. However, this event that can occur in 2 weeks will be reflected in your company filings at the SEC website.
The filings can show the change in the name of the public company along with any new officers and directors.
If you've always had the dream of taking your business to the public markets, or are just considering it for the first time, we can help you achieve that dream. Our team of experienced going public consultants can outline a cost-effective plan for your company to enter the stock market. Our affordable IPO alternative will allow you to reap the benefits of being a public company without the costs associated with a traditional IPO (Initial Public Offering). Let us guide you each step of the way to ascertain if you need Venture Capital, a Private Placement offering or to go public. We take companies public directly. We do not raise capital but can take your company public.
Regulation D, sometimes also referred to as Reg. D is an SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) exemption that provides the means for a private company to properly sell securities to friends and family. It outlines very precise regulations pertaining to how private companies may receive capital from investors they have a pre-existing relationship with.
Many people are not aware that whenever you raise capital, even from a friend, you need to be a public company or use an exemption such as Regulation D. When you raise capital even from friends and family you must do certain filings with the SEC and have a properly prepared Private Placement Memorandum (a PPM that is not prepared properly with full disclosures is not very helpful).
The purpose of the Private Placement Memorandum is to list all of the risk factors an investor would encounter when investing in your company. In order to have a PPM that is properly prepared you would want it to be done by an experienced securities law attorney.
Raising money via Regulation D and a private placement memorandum is inherently limited because you can only raise capital from friends, family and business associates you have a long-standing relationship with and there is no advertising or solicitation of any kind allowed.
You are also limited to the number of investors and most of them must be accredited investors. Many CEO's and entrepreneurs, judging the cost for the filings to raise capital privately and the cost of the Private Placement Memorandum versus going public, choose to go public instead. Why you might ask? Because the cost to go public is only a little more than what it would cost to do the SEC filings and Private Placement Memorandum, which you must do to raise capital from friends and family members.
When you go public you have many advantages. We have several reports including one listing all the advantages of being a public company. Some of them may include credibility and prestige. Having the ability to simply direct someone to Yahoo finance, E-Trade or their brokerage firm to so they can see your company's stock quote, has the possibility of making raising capital easier. They can also buy stock in your company from their broker.
Also, investors know they have a potential exit strategy. Investors in private companies may never be able to get their money back. That is why thousands of small companies go public. The investor has an exit strategy in that they may be able to sell their stock through a broker.
There are many other benefits in addition to the prestige of being a public company, such as using the stock as currency to trade for advertising. A public company, if it follows all the legal procedures, can even advertise that it is a public company to investors.
As stated earlier, a private company can only raise money from friends and family. A public company does not have those limitations if they register shares and follow other regulatory guideline. Also, investors can call their broker or go online to buy stock in your company.. This typically makes thing easier for an individual, investment firm or a fund to buy stock of your company since they can buy it through a broker.
You may also be able to use the stock as a currency to acquire company vehicles, equipment, other companies, your competitors, attract key employees; provide incentives or compensation and more. It has become quite popular to use stock to trade for advertising. You can use the advertising for company purposes and also to inform the general public that you are a public company and they can buy stock in your company from their stock broker.
It is important to know that even when raising a small amount of capital from friends and family, you still need to provide the proper contract structure, disclosure documentation, SEC filings and the investment accords needed for capital formation.
Many people don't prepare a Private Placement Document correctly because each company is unique and you must have complete risk disclosures for investors. Each company and its industry must be researched to present the proper risk disclosures to investors.
Raising capital as a private company is very limited. It is limited in that you can only raise money from friends and family and there is no advertising. It simply provides the laws in which a private company can raise money. These are costly and for just a little bit more you can have all the many benefits of being a public company.
The preferred way to raise capital is to go public. For a company that is public, it is permissible to advertise to the general public informing them that you are a public company providing you follow all the legal procedures. You must be advised by a skilled securities law attorney in this regard to make sure you are following the proper guidelines and procedures regarding securities law.
Many young up-and-coming companies have flirted with the idea of accepting venture capital. There are better and more creative ways for their company to raise capital. Typically, a public company is valued much higher than the same private company. Therefore, when a company goes public they might be able to raise more money and give away much less stock in your company. This is because of the higher valuations public companies typically receive. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to raise capital.
Going Public is a usually the best and most cost-effective way to raise capital. This is true for many reasons. One reason is a private company is very limited in how it can raise capital. However, as a public company you have a multitude of options. You don't have all the limitations a private company has. Also, a public company usually has a much higher valuation. Therefore, you can raise more money and give away a much smaller percentage of your company.
Going Public can be very cost effective. It is not much more than when you are raising money from friends & family. Most companies do not realize they are violating securities laws when they raise capital as a private company. They usually do not do the proper filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nor do they provide a proper private placement memorandum with all the required disclosures.
It is not inexpensive to raise capital privately when you follow all the legal regulations. This is why astute CEO's and entrepreneurs go public. It is a little more expensive but it opens up a world of opportunities.
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