We plan and manage the process by which private companies become publicly traded in the United States. Consider going public to achieve any of the following objectives:
1. Raise money faster, easier and with less dilution;
2. Increase sales by providing equity incentives for sales, marketing and distribution;
3. Pay for assets or acquire companies with stock;
4. Create wealth and long-term liquidity.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What are the requirements to go public? There are no specific revenue, income, asset or other requirement to qualify. We have represented complete start-ups to companies generating millions in profit. Companies we took public have traded on the NASDAQ, AMEX and OTC QB.
2. What are the costs to go public? While this depends on many factors, a private company can become publicly traded in the United States for as little as $60,000 plus stock. Our typical client incurs between $90,000 and $120,000 in cash expense plus stock. We can provide a fairly accurate estimate after a brief conversation. Several of our clients have engaged our services, obtained our assistance in structuring a private placement and then raised capital from friends and family to cover the costs of going public.
3. How much capital can be raised? This too depends on many factors, which we can discuss. We have a growing list of accredited investors, investment bankers and licensed brokers who have expressed interest in introductions to clients after they become publicly traded. Note that we do not raise capital for clients.
4. Is it really worth going public? Generally not. However, companies with intelligent, passionate and honest management can utilize being publicly traded as a tool to attract investment capital, build/retail a team, provide incentives to third-parties, pay for assets or acquire other companies using stock. Going public is generally one of the most important steps a private company can take. Our typical prospect discusses the advantages, disadvantages, costs and timing several times before making the best decision for their company, investors and team.
5. What are the different ways to go public? A private company can go public through an Initial Public Offering (when an investment banking firm spearheads the fundraising and public listing process), through a Direct Public Offering (when a company completes an initial public offering, but on its own or through consultants like us) and through a Reverse Merger (when a company merges into an already publicly traded company). There are advantages and disadvantages to each method.
6. Can you help me pitch going public to my stakeholders? We are happy to participate in any stakeholder calls to ensure that key people have all the information necessary to make an informed decision.
7. What exactly do you do for us? We plan, implement and manage the entire process from “hello” to “congratulations, your company has just been issued a trading symbol.” Think of us as the general contract who manages the accountants, auditors, lawyers, filing agents, SEC process, FINRA process, OTC Markets process, etc. As a direct result of our services, the process to become publicly traded can be successfully completed at a reasonable cost, conveniently and quickly.
8. What’s your experience? Our founding partner was a buy-side analyst for multi-billion dollar asset management firms, partner and sell-side analyst of a 700 person investment banking firm where he was involved in dozens of public/private financing transactions which raised hundreds of millions in financing and has taken nine companies public via direct public offering. Collectively, our team has more than 300 years of experience in asset management, corporate finance, mergers/acquisitions and all aspects of business development.
9. How many companies have you taken public? We have taken nine companies public and can provide the documentation to evidence that we have a 100% success rate. Every client who has paid our fee became public.
10. Can I contact you with questions? Absolutely. Call us at 516.284.8679.