How private companies raise equity: A guide to a rapidly evolving landscape

This eBook from IR Magazine and sponsored by Computershare describes what is involved in raising capital as a private entity and the various options for meeting requirements as painlessly as possible.

Historically, companies went public because becoming a fully reporting company and listing on a major exchange constituted the best way for them to raise the equity capital they needed.

Today, that’s no longer true. New options exist, so a company can choose to stay private and still raise capital, often saving money by avoiding expensive compliance costs under Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and other regulations.

Download this eBook today to read the following contents:

  • Raising capital as a private company
  • Before raising capital
    • Challenges of selling an illiquid asset
    • Recordkeeping requirements
    • Corporate governance and investor/stakeholder communications
  • Going through an external capital-raise
    • Types of capital-raises
    • Types of securities
    • Issuing stock: Key considerations
    • New ways to market an offering: Crowdfunding, hybrid solutions and testing the waters
    • Additional considerations: Common versus preferred stock and stock splits
    • To outsource or not to outsource?
  • After the raise
    • Structured redemption programs and over-the-counter trading
    • Changing the rules for your security
    • Establishing a mature governance framework
    • A checklist for becoming IPO ready
  • Conclusion: How the market for private companies is evolving

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