It’s Time To Take Stock Of Your Business
Now that your startup is established and running smoothly, you might consider making a private or public offering. That’s great! By selling stock in your company, you can raise capital and put your business on the map. It’s also the time to consult with a corporate and securities lawyer to make sure you’re doing everything by the book.
Reg D and Reg S Private Placements – A Private Investment
Any private placement lawyer will tell you that one of the most confusing issues for corporations when offering stock is deciding what type of private placement to do but it doesn’t have to be. Both of these are SEC regulations that deal with exemptions related to securities. The main difference is that Reg D applies to potential investors within the United States and Reg S applies to potential investors located outside of the United States.
Before you decide on which type of private placement is best for your company, talk to a private placement attorney like The LaunchUp Lawyer. Once you have a better understanding of these private placements, you can make the best decision for your company.
Initial and Secondary Public Offerings – Going Public
For most startup businesses, starting the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process is a dream come true. It’s a chance to increase your long-term capital, improve your market value, and make your company more attractive to employees, investors and strategic partners. Sounds good, right? Of course, it does!
When you’re setting up both your IPO and secondary offering, you need an IPO lawyer who knows what they’re doing to make sure you get the most out of these offerings. That’s the great thing about working with me, The LaunchUp Lawyer. I have experience helping clients prepare for their public offerings so they can gain the biggest benefits throughout the process.
Reverse Mergers – Becoming The Majority
You may be asking yourself, “What’s a reverse merger?” Good question! A reverse merger happens a private operating business merges with a publicly trading company and investors exchange their private company shares for public company shares. This can be a great way for a company to access capital markets and gain liquidity. There is extra regulatory compliance to consider, which is why you need a good startup lawyer on your side, but it can be an attractive alternative to offering an IPO.