Can you go public? The strength and the value of doing an Initial Public Offering or IPO has been amply illustrated once again the the fact that recently more than 80 technology companies have filed to go public.
Hot Initial Public Offerings
Leading tech companies like LinkedIn and Yandex have made large and successful IPOs, at a time when there is still a high degree of uncertainty and concern with the U.S. Economy. Groupon, Facebook, Twitter, Zynga and other companies are bidding to go public. These companies will beyond doubt receive billion dollar valuations and the amount of wealth created will be monumental.
Despite these high valuations, I see no sign of a bubble here. As you may recall, the tech bubble peaked when any high school student who know how to program Linux could easily draft a business plan and get funded. This amount of enthusiasm is not yet present, though the billions to be made in the current wave of public offerings will no doubt result in these types of excesses arriving in the future as both the money and the companies chase these types of large profits.
What is Going Public?
The purpose of go-public.info is to give you the basics on why to go public, how to go public, the advantage and disadvantages of going public, and most importantly, how to raise capital, both venture capital or seed money and how to sell the stock to investors. We will tell you how to manage your market makers and investors in the aftermarket, as to be truly successful, your company will need a strong aftermarket for its stock.
We will also provide you with an introduction to the securities laws you will need to have to go public, whether you decide to go public with an IPO or reverse merger.
Why Go Public ?
Naturally, if you are a mature company that wants to maximize shareholder value, it is the right time to go public. If you need money and want to offer investors liquidity, this is also a good reason to go public. What you may start to realize when you use this site, is that going public is a good alternative to venture capital. We believe that the current venture capital model, which gives control of the company to those least familiar with it, which inadvertently allows the worst deals easier access to funding, which ties up the entrepreneur, is inferior to having the company go public. We believe that when you go public to get what is essentially venture capital, you not only benefit the company by giving them control, you benefit the investors by giving them liquidity. We believe that the more you look at these models, the more you will be compelled to reach the same conclusion.
Go Public in the United States
Another group of companies that have good reason to go public is the foreign or non-U.S. company. When they go public in the U.S., they access the strongest capital market in the world where they will find the best valuation for their stock. Not only will the company benefit from such access, the owners of the company will have liquidity for their stock when they go public in the U.S.
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