June 19, 2017

Initial Coin Offerings: Risks, Legality and Issues of ICO’s

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain ledger are changing the way companies and people transact globally. Bitcoin was the first successful implementation of a blockchain, which is […]
September 11, 2016

Capital Returns vs. Capital Appreciation

Seemingly conflicted investment philosophies abound. The goals of the individual and institutional investor alike will drive the way we see stocks and their relative value. There […]
June 26, 2015

Granting Stock to Charities and Non-Profits in Your Public Offering

Perhaps nothing is more magical than the immediate accretive value-add to equity shareholders that occurs when shares change from a closed private company to a […]
April 13, 2015

Myths About Public Company Share Registration & the SEC

Before I delve in to a discussion about what the SEC does and does not do, let me be very clear: the SEC produces and […]
January 28, 2015

The “Going Public” Process–Detailed Steps for Taking Your Company Public

We’ve gone over the go public process before, but I thought it would be helpful to provide some of the specifics in a brief post. […]
January 23, 2015

Build a Great Company, THEN Take it Public

Someone, somewhere got the order mixed up. Somewhere we starting thinking the end goal was going public–not creating long-lasting value for shareholders by providing meaningful […]
January 21, 2015

Accounting for Accounting Costs in the Pre-Incorporation Phase of a Public Offering

Prepping your company for a public offering can range in cost from firm to firm. In fact, much of the cost of going public is couched […]
January 19, 2015

Alternative Public Offerings: Combining Private Placements with Reverse Mergers

An Alternative Public Offering (APO) is the combination of a reverse merger with a simultaneous Private Investment of Public Equity (PIPE). It allows companies an […]
January 3, 2015

Hedging Your Bets When Financing Your Business

It’s human nature to spread oneself thin across a myriad of options. It’s a way of hedging to ensure we get at least one option and […]
December 29, 2014

2015 Reverse Merger Predictions

It’s nearly always futile to pretend you’ve a crystal ball or think you’re smart-enough to outsmart something as complicated and interwoven as the markets, but […]