Should a company decide to go public, the process can take anywhere between four to eight months. The first step is to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, information potential investors on uncertainties, trends, and financial performance. A company cannot sell securities covered by a registration statement until the SEC declares… Continue reading What to do if Your Company Wants to Go Public
A company can try to sell stock in a private transaction, which seeks the same type of investment as an IPO but on a more limited scale. The option to raise debt capital also exists, which would involve selling bonds. Bond offerings are sometimes faster than a stock offering. Selling a piece of the company… Continue reading How to Raise Capital
Traditionally, a company’s goal when deciding whether or not to make an initial public offering is to access capital. There are a number of alternatives to raising capital, however, if a company is not ready to go public.