On May 25th, 2021, Vimeo(VMEO)  went public on Nasdaq as an independent entity at a price of $52.08 per share after completing the spun-off from former parent company InterActiveCorp (IAC). Anjali Sud described this as “dreams[1]” that “do come true,” and she has every right to be proud of what Vimeo has accomplished. The revenue[2]…

With an initial public offering (IPO) to take your private company public. What steps can you take to make it as successful as possible?  Your company is the prized possession that you have built over a long period of time, and you don’t want to be disappointed or lose some of the investment you have…

Initial Public Offerings Report On July 5, 2018, Marketwatch reported that the 2018 second-quarter filings for Initial Public Offerings (IPO) were the busiest quarter since 2015.  The trend looks like it will continue!  Ernst & Young also reported that the first quarter of 2018, globally, was at a high level, compared to the first quarter…

Initial Public Offering and Spotify.  The giant music streaming service from Sweden began public trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in April 2018. Not by the traditional route, though. In an initial public offering (IPO) a company would enlist the services of banks to prepare the required documents. Convince selected investors…

The Bradshaw Law Group focuses on helping businesses grow by guiding them through capital raises like private offerings to crowdfunding and to initial public offerings.  Often the first question we ask our clients is “have you properly protected your intellectual property?”   Often, the first round of capital is invested into intellectual property protections.  Patent trolls and…

Initial Public Offering – What Law Does My Registration Statement Follow? When preparing the registration form, the Registration Statement (usually an S-1) needs to be compliant with the following rules and regulations: Form S-1 and Instructions. Regulation C under the Securities Act (Rules 400 to 498). General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act (Rules…

The Securities Act of 1933 has the following liability provisions: Section 11(a) imposes liability “in case any part of the registration statement, when such part became effective, contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not…

The SEC promulgated Rule 421 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) through Regulation C whereby the SEC requires the prospectus for a registration statement (usually on a Form S-1) to be written in “Plain English.” Writing in Plain English requires, at a minimum, the following: Definite, concrete, everyday language; short sentences; active voice;…

Depending on who you ask, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is either a trigger-happy agency looking to bring the hammer down on business owners or a toothless entity with little to no enforcement power. Of course, as most corporate securities lawyers will tell you, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, all too…

This week, VentureBeat takes a closer look at the state of the IPO market, which has some investors skittish. With floating anxiety over falling oil prices and the opaque Chinese economy, a growing chorus of naysayers has questioned whether 2016 is the right time to go public. Now, one highly respected venture capitalist says those…

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