Private Placements: Reg D Offerings
Fewer regulations and more flexibility—a private placement may be a good source of funding for your company's next big project.
Tranched Preferred Stock
This article covers accounting for tranched preferred stock, why companies benefit from financing this way, and why investors benefit as well.
Quarterly reporting is critical for public companies. Learn the requirements and best practices for efficient quarterly reporting in your S-1 and 10Q.
The Negative Abnormal Performance of IPO Stocks
Some IPO stock prices have been shown to have negative abnormal performance. This article summarizes the research that has been done to explain this.
IPO Dividend Policies
The SEC requires companies to state their dividend policy in their registration statement. This article describes the dividend strategies that most registering companies follow.
Restatement Effect and Prevention
This article gives an overview of financial restatements, including types of restatements, public reactions, and methods to prevent them.
Reverse mergers are a way to go public without going through an IPO. If you’re unfamiliar with reverse merger, SPACs, or seasoning requirements, this is the article for you.
Regulation A+ Mini-IPO
Learn about Reg A+ offerings (mini-IPOs) and what to expect if your company is considering this alternative form of equity financing.
Private equity can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn the basics of the private equity industry in this article.
Before going public, some companies offer pre-IPO dividends to their shareholders. This article explains when and why companies use this strategy.
Looking to acquire as you prepare to go public? This article discusses the pros and cons of pre-IPO acquisitions.
Post-IPO Payout Initiation – Dividends & Share Repurchases
Many companies don’t state that they will offer dividends in their initial public offering, but do soon after. This article describes why and when companies engage in a payout initiation post-IPO.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Learn the SEC’s reporting guidelines and regulations surrounding Non-GAAP financial measures in your S-1 and other filings.
Mezzanine lending is a hybrid loan option for companies that need an influx of cash but in which the owners want to retain control.
M&A: Buy Side vs. Sell Side
Before engaging in a merger or acquisition, be sure to learn about the services and incentives of advisors on each side of the deal.
The JOBS Act
As you prepare to go public, your company may qualify for special treatment under the JOBS Act. Here's an explanation on the parts of the Act matter to you.
Investor Relations Team - An Overview
Investor Relations teams are an important part of going public. Read here about how, when, and more about creating a successful team.
Investment Banks and IPOs: Selecting a Bookrunner
Investment Banks perform some of the most important work in an IPO. Find out what these banks do and how to select the right one for your IPO.
Learn about the mechanics of liquidation preference calculations and how these provisions can influence the amount that shareholders receive during an exit.
Overview of Startup Financing
Gain a broader perspective about startup financing and find out how startups raise capital to fund their growth.
SPAC: Lessons Learned
A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company designed to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of funding the merger or acquisition of target companies within a specified timeframe.
Startup Debt Covenants
Negotiating debt covenants is often part of getting a bank loan. This article describes different types of debt covenants and their impacts on your business.