I got a few emails asking if I can congeal the five part
blog summary of the "JOBS" bill passed by the US House into one. Below is the
meat of the bill without comment. As an update, it appears the bill is facing
growing political opposition from the left, although President Obama supports...
On March 27, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives
passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (of the JOBS Act as it is more
popularly known). President Obama is expected to sign the Act shortly. The Act
is intended to facilitate capital-raising by reducing regulatory burdens. The
Very recently the SEC published its final report on the
SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation from the
November 17, 2011 event, which I attended in DC. Participants breathlessly
await this report each year to see what recommendations make the hot list for
In this part II, let's hit some key recommendations from
the SEC Small Business Forum that did not make it into the JOBS Act and
that advocates are still hoping will get some attention:
"finders" in M&A and private offerings to have a simplified
With Democrats like Representative Carolyn Maloney of New
York, who needs the Republicans? When special interests pursue self-interested
legislation - or seek to block legislation that affects their
interests - Maloney waves the jobs and economic growth flag for campaign
contributors rather than...
In order to try to boost the number of companies going
public, the recently enacted JOBS act provides for certain procedural and
reporting advantages for "Emerging Growth Companies," which are defined in the
Act as companies within five years of their IPO and with revenues less than $1
Social media giant Twitter starts trading following its IPO today. One hopes the lessons of the Facebook IPO debacle are learned. In fact Facebook is now trading $14 above its IPO price, after a very disappointing start. Plus Twitter is choosing a day following a record high on the Dow Industrials index...
All eyes may be on the record-setting IPO of Chinese Internet firm, Alibaba, but the real IPO story for 2014 may be the significant number of IPOs this year involving smaller companies. The number of companies completing IPOs this year is on pace for the highest annual level since 2007, a surge in initial...