What is a Direct Public Offering?
A Direct Public Offering (“DPO”) is an initial public offering (IPO) that doesn’t require an investment banking firm and does not require the purchase of a public shell to merge into. A direct public offering is a clean, fast and inexpensive way to take any company public.
Consider going public for any of the following reasons:
- Raise money from investors easier and with less dilution;
- Increase sales by providing equity incentives for sales, marketing and distribution;
- Pay for assets or entire companies with stock;
- Create wealth and long-term liquidity.
There are no specific revenue, income, asset or other requirements to qualify. We have represented complete start-ups to companies generating millions in revenue.
Cost to go public:
A company can become publicly traded for as low as $50,000 plus shares, but the typical client spends about $100,000 plus shares . Some clients had the financial resources to pay the costs of going public, but most engage our services, obtain our assistance in structuring a private placement and then raise capital from friends and family to cover all the costs.
While we do not raise capital for clients, we do have a growing list of accredited investors, investment bankers and licensed brokers who have expressed interest in evaluating our clients for financing after they become publicly traded.
Are the benefits worth it:
We understand that going public is perhaps one of the most important business decisions you will ever make. Our typical client speaks with us numerous times to discuss the advantages, disadvantages, costs and timing; before making the right decision for them. Taking your company public can be the best business decision you ever make, or the wrong decision. Despite our inherent conflict of interest, we will tell you exactly what we think. In many cases, we recommend that businesses remain private.
We can help you:
Our partners have been involved in more than twenty direct public offerings, initial public offerings and reverse merger transactions. We are happy to answer all of your questions and participate in any stakeholder calls to ensure that key people have all the information necessary before deciding to remain private or go public.
Call us at 516-284-8679 or email for more information.