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The Shrinking Stock Market

The stock market may be shrinking, but we’re here to help Last year, Jeff Sommer at The New York Times wrote a poignant article, “The Stock Market Is Shrinking. That’s a Problem for Everyone,” that explained the changes in the stock market over the last few decades. Sommer noted that in terms of volume of public companies, “The market is half the size of its mid-1990s peak, and 25 percent smaller than it was in 1976.” The article

Pros & Cons of a Direct Listing vs. an IPO

In late June 2019, the cloud-based collaboration tool Slack (WORK) debuted on the NYSE as a publicly traded company. However, the company didn’t take a traditional IPO route where companies find an underwriter who will help raise funds for the IPO shares, find investors and then ultimately list on the public markets. Slack went with a direct listing, which means no new shares were sold to raise additional capital. Spotify did this last year and had success, as a well-known

Thinking of going public? Think outside the box to reach investors…

Going public is a big step for CEOs and CFOs. The decision to become a publicly traded company can be a daunting task for the senior management of the company. Consequently, companies typically enlist the services of an investment bank to help them navigate the public offering process. This includes advising on all aspects of the public markets including assessing the public market value of the company, determining who may be the companies target investors, as well as how much