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If you want to raise money for your business, there are several options available through a private offering. One example is SEC Regulation D Rule 506C. This rule was enacted in 2012, and it provides businesses with an opportunity to raise money from private investors without having to register. This rule also allows companies to
Companies need to raise capital from time to time, and there are several ways they can do so. One of the most popular options today is called Regulation Crowdfunding, which is usually shortened to Reg CF. How does Regulation Crowdfunding work, and what are some of the main advantages? Take a look at a few important
If you would like to raise money by offering securities for sale to specific investors, you need to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission, also known as SEC. One of the ways to make this process easier is through Regulation A, which was instituted under the Securities Act of 1933. Companies that are eligible for
If you want to raise money for your business, there are several options available through a private offering. One example is SEC Regulation D Rule 506C. This rule was enacted in 2012, and it provides businesses with an opportunity to raise money from private investors without having to register. This rule also allows companies to
Raising capital is a necessity for companies across all industries, but there is always a cost associated with the fundraising process. There are multiple fundraising options available, but Regulation Crowdfunding, usually shortened to Reg CF, has become more popular during the past few years. What is Reg CF, and what are the costs associated with
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of February 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
Where Can You Find Transfer Agents? In addition to the differences in the services they offer, transfer agents may also be located in different places. Transfer agents are often specialized, independent institutions but can sometimes be banks, brokers, and other financial institutions. Most publicly traded companies that handle high volumes of transactions have a relationship
Insider trading has been one of the major focuses of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a long time, and the SEC recently announced that it has adopted amendments to Rule 10b5-1. This rule is found under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and the goal of the amendments to rule Rule 10b5-1
WACC is an acronym short for the weighted average cost of capital.  The WACC across a period of five years or a decade is often used as the DCF’s discount rate.  The purpose of using the WACC formula is to determine how a business raises funds, whether as a stock, bond or long-term debt.  WACC
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of January 2023 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
Nasdaq’s Diversity Proposal is making headlines as it promotes board diversity and gender equity. The proposal aims to create an environment of equal representation where all voices are heard, and decisions made with the benefit of diverse perspectives and experiences. Under the proposed rule, Nasdaq-listed companies must have at least two diverse directors on their
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of December 2022 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
Since the birth of the internet, cybersecurity has been an important topic. Just as companies are working hard to protect their confidential information from hackers, cybercriminals are working hard to get around these defense measures. As an increasing percentage of the world’s economy runs through electronic communications and the digital environment, cybercrimes will only become
China is one of the largest economic markets in the world, having grown significantly during the past few decades. Numerous companies have significant operations in China, but China is also a volatile market, particularly for small-cap companies. With a highly centralized government, commercial operations are largely subjected to the whims of the ruling party, and
Recently, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a new plan for the fiscal years 2022 to 2026. Like other releases from the SEC, this plan is open to public comment. The plan has three separate goals that it seeks to accomplish, including: Protecting working families against misconduct, manipulation, and fraud Formulating and
The IPO and financing transactions listing for the month of November 2022 can be found below. These transactions were filed to the SEC as S-1, F-1, and 1-A filings. The Form S-1 is the initial registration statement filing used by domestic companies to go public. The Form F-1 is a registration statement used by foreign
As companies raise capital, shareholders need to keep an eye on their changing ownership percentages and resulting stockholder dilution. If you start a new company with a partner, you each might own 50 percent of the company. And, as you take on more funding, your equity percentage begins to drop due to share dilution. When you
If you run a startup, you have a lot on your plate. You are focused on the quality of your products and services, hiring new employees, and managing your equity stake. One of your most important tools is your cap table, which will give you a detailed breakdown of your financing. Your cap table tells
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