Expert Author: Jason Swanson
Is your company ready to go public? How will you decide whether your company is ready to go public or not? There is no magic number or formula which qualifies a private company to transform into a public company. Then what are the factors which determine a company to be ready to public. Let us explain when you can transform your private company into a public company.
Expert Author: Nisha Garg
CEOs often call and ask me what the revenues and net profit should be before going public, they seem to think that there is a magic number that qualifies a private company into becoming a public company.
Expert Author: Michael Russell
For a growing incorporation with increasing profitability and productivity, an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the next logical step to take in order to obtain further financing. Through a public listing, a fast-developing corporation can tap funds from the capital market for business expansion activities.
Over the course of history there have been events and legislation that has transformed the financial markets, our economy and the way we conduct business , such as the legislation that form the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internet has also has transformed the way we do business and communicate.
A direct public offering is when a company raises capital by selling its shares directly to what is refer to as affinity groups, unlike an IPO which are sold by a broker dealer to its customers and the general public through other broker dealers who have customers interested in buying shares in the company.
Ok, you have successfully accomplished your dream of being the CEO of a public company. The stock of your company has a symbol and you are continually going to the computer to check the price, you tell all your relatives and friends and you even tried to encourage them to buy the stock.
It's the dream of every person who starts a business to some day see it trading in one of the stock exchanges even after they are no longer associated with the company. The first step (#1) is simple since most small company are already incorporated and have a board of directors, so we will start with #2.
Under the Securities Act of 1933, any offer to sell securities must either be registered with the SEC or meet an exemption. Regulation D (or Reg D) provides three exemptions from the registration requirements, allowing some smaller companies to offer and sell their securities without having to register the securities with the SEC.