Going public can help companies raise vast sums of money in exchange for ownership of the actual company going public–through the sale of its equity securities. The only trouble is that the initial offering of these securities to the public, which is known as the initial public offering (IPO), can be quite complicated. Luckily, there…

Today (February 20, 2015) the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Mary Jo White gave her opening remarks at the annual “SEC Speaks” conference. Bloomberg summarizes her speech here. She outlined three main goals of rule making for 2015.  One of these goals was to “Facilitate capital formation for smaller issuers” (i.e., make…

The New York Time DealBook Blog discusses the Boom in Private Equity’s Secondary Market. There is a surge in the secondary market for stakes in private equity funds. According to DealBook: “Investors in private equity funds typically have to wait as long as a decade to get their money back. But many are now cashing…