Tag Archives: Second Market

Private Capital Market Outpaces Public

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein said recently that: “…amounts raised through unregistered offerings have outpaced the level of capital raising via registered offerings in recent years. More than $2 trillion, in fact, was raised privately in 2014. Regulation D offerings accounted … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Consolidates Its Position For Private Shares Trading

The Nasdaq has acquired Second Market, the platform for trading shares of private companies, made famous when Facebook shares traded at record highs before its IPO. The trading site was a competitor to the come-lately Nasdaq Private Market and will … Continue reading

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New Secondary Market for Private Companies

Startup Equidate is attempting to create a new secondary market for private company shares by not trading their shares. Instead, the investor gets a derivative contract and an asset backed loan. The investor apparently buys the shares now for delivery … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Wants In On Crowdfunding Market

In order to get a handle on the new private equity trading markets now being made popular by crowdfunding under Regulation D, the Nasdaq has announced that it will be accelerating the opening of its new trading platform called the … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Rules Sow Confusion

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that, notwithstanding the SEC’s formal and informal guidance on using Rule 506(c), that permits advertising for private placements so long as all investors are “accredited,” there is general confusion about how to comply … Continue reading

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Like Unprotected Sex

How is crowd funding like “unprotected sex”? Several angel investors note their reticence to invest online because of the lack of in-person due diligence that can smoke out issues ranging from personality conflicts among managers to overstatements regarding the progress … Continue reading

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The “Goldman Effect”

When the Crowd Fund Act becomes effective, expect the firms that have positioned themselves as the quality market leaders to attract the bigger deals with the better issuers. Call it the “Goldman Effect.” It is reported ┬áthat Angel List and … Continue reading

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