Public offers and private placements

A look at the "How should we raise money?" decision

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    Capital: Private placement advantage

    Companies are pursuing growth opportunities by entering new markets, launching new products or increasing market share. To fund this growth, companies may want to consider a private placement, an oft-overlooked source of capital. Private placements enable companies to raise capital quickly and at substantially lower transactions costs than capital raised through an initial public offering.

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    What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

    Privately-held companies are - no surprise here - privately held. This means that, in most cases, the company is owned by the company's founders, management or a group of private investors.

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    Valuation of Private vs. Public Firms

    Q: Why are public companies in my industry valued so highly, oftentimes at price/earnings multiples of more than 20, when a recent valuation of my privately held business says I'm worth only four to five times my earnings? A: There are a number of factors that are considered differently in the valuation of privately held vs.

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    The difference between public and private stock markets

    SecondMarket put on a conference in San Francisco this morning, where I got to talk to chief strategy officer (whatever that means) Jeremy Smith. I asked him about my theory that it's easy to make big acquisitions if you're public, using a hypothetical Facebook-Skype deal as my example.

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    Rule 144: Selling Restricted and Control Securities

    When you acquire restricted securities or hold control securities, you must find an exemption from the SEC's registration requirements to sell them in a public marketplace. Rule 144 allows public resale of restricted and control securities if a number of conditions are met.

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    Rule 144

    An Easy Overview Of Rule 144

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    Primary Corporate Bond Market

    An illustrated tutorial about how new bonds are brought to market, including underwriting options that are specific to bonds, and how those bonds are traded in the secondary market.

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    From Private to Publicly Traded Firm: The Initial Public Offering

    From Damadoran--so you know it is good stuff!! A private firm is restricted in its access to external financing, both for debt and equity. In our earlier discussion of equity choices, we pointed out the hard bargain venture capitalists extract for investing equity in a private business.

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    Publicly Traded Vs. Private Stocks

    Stocks traded on public exchanges, such as the New York or London stock markets, are known as public stocks. Private stocks, on the other hand, change hands in private, unpublished transactions. There are critical differences between public and private stocks, and both carry vastly different risks.

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    Advantages & Disadvantages of Private Placement of Bonds

    A public offering of securities can reach an enormous number of potential investors, but it might also require extensive public disclosure of company information. Offering your bonds in a private ...

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    Advantages & Disadvantages of Private Placement of Bonds

    Original post by Dana Griffin of Demand Media Most businesses require regular injections of capital to enter new markets, generate growth or develop new product lines. Generally, they use one of two methods to raise that money: a public sale of shares, or a private placement of bonds.

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    Private Equity Industry Overview

    Private equity (PE) is an asset class for investing in public and non-public companies or physical assets, such as real estate. These investments typically result in either a majority or substantial minority ownership stake in a company. The investments can offer very strong return streams that are frequently much less correlated with indices than the returns available in classic public market investment opportunities.

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    A look at the industry from Bain Capital

    What do private equities firms do, how they make money, and more

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    Private Equity to Grow to $7 Trillion by 2020, PwC Says

    The global private equity market will expand to about $7 trillion by 2020 from half that in 2013 as investors from sovereign wealth funds to individuals seek alternatives to stocks and bonds, according to the consulting firm PwC.

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    Private equity explained

    Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It's the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains. Follow Paddy Hirsch on Twitter: @paddyhirsch More Whiteboard:

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    SEC Democratizes Equity Crowdfunding With JOBS Act Title IV

    This came up in the class discussion. Crowdfunding. "The SEC has, after three long years, finally moved on rulings that allow everyday citizens (non-accredited investors) to participate in equity crowdfunding and investment in private startups and small businesses. The long awaited promise of democratizing investment in startups & small businesses in the U.S. through equity crowdfunding laws is about [...]"

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    Considering an IPO? The costs of going and being public may surprise you

    "The magnitude and scope of IPO costs can vary significantly from offering to offering based on a number of variables, such as the size of the offering, the complexity of the IPO structure, and the organization’s readiness to be a public company"

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