CHAPTER 2

Overcoming Challenges to Going Public

Regulation A+ creates options for firms to raise capital beyond a Reg D and without a public registration, but instead via a mini-IPO that can be accomplished with less cost, time commitment, and resources than a full-blown IPO. However, an IPO is an IPO and, whatever type you choose, the outcome and many of the related issues are similar. Let’s start with a basic question.

Should My Firm Go Public?

Historically, many of America’s young companies have pursued the acquisition of later-stage growth capital through initial public offerings (IPOs) in order to have access to the additional capital they needed to hire new employees, develop their products, and expand their businesses globally. Fundraising ...

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