This post is not written for the business owners, but
rather for the consultants who connect companies that are looking to raise
capital with potential investors, whether angels or VCs. I was recently
reviewing the broker-dealer definitions in the...
I am certain that any business owner looking to raise
capital by issuing equity securities to investors wants to have a good idea of
what terms/privileges would the investors be looking for in exchange for
investing in the company. How can a business...
President Obama signed the "Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010" (the "Act"). Among other features, the Act extends for an additional year the 100% exclusion from federal capital gains tax...
Last week the New York Times published an article
regarding the SEC investigation of trading in shares of some of the largest
domestic private companies , such as Facebook and Twitter. Since these are
privately held companies, any secondary trading...
On July 28, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC") amended Part 2 of Form ADV and certain rules under the Investment
Advisers Act of 1940 to require registered investment advisers ("RIAs") to
provide clients with a...
On January 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange
Commission adopted new rules that apply to public companies, as mandated by
Dodd-Frank Act. These rules require that at least once every three years
(starting with this year's annual meetings) shareholders...
Currently in the United States, about 380 B Corporations
are solving social and environmental problems across 52 industries. A Certified
B Corporation is a new form of business that adds social and environmental
criteria to the financial criteria in...