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How an IPO is Set Up

When a company goes from private to public, that process is known as an initial public offering, or IPO. IPOs are a great way for companies to grow. Private companies have few investors. They may have been funded by the founders, some family members and friends. Some...

When IPOs Flop

When a privately held company first goes public and sells shares to the public, that's known as an initial public offering. Some IPOs are legendary. Many banks, telecom and social media giants had record-setting IPOs that people still talk about today. Not every...

A Day In The Life Of A Private Equity Investor

Equities trading can be a challenging and rewarding job within the financial industry. This brief blog gives prospective traders and other interested parties a peak into what a day performing said function might be like. The Definition Of An Equities Trader Someone...

What to Expect When Your Company Goes Public

Bringing your company public is a big decision to make. While it can bring a large and sudden infusion of money to your operations, there are some things to consider. Everything from your company culture to your independence and agency as a business owner can shift...

What Is The Process of an IPO in Canada?

In Canada, the IPO process is very deliberate as it involves the preparation and delivery of two documents to the security regulators. These are the preliminary prospectus and the final prospectus. The first step in the process comes in the drafting phase. The...

When Should Your Company Go Public?

Most companies will reach a point where they can't progress without going public. Going public opens up a new opportunity for funding, and it creates a scenario where industry leaders may be attracted to the board room. However, some companies are better off private....

What Your Company Needs Before an IPO

If you're considering taking your company public, you might want to consider insight from other CEO's who have been down a similar path. Before their company's initial public offering (IPO), many of these business leaders wish they had taken advice from other...

What Do Private Equity Investors Do?

While the term investor generally brings to mind individuals who trade on public exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, that's not the only option. There's a thriving market for investment in businesses that - for whatever reason - aren't listed on...

How to Become a Private Equity Investor

Unless you have the capital to buy into an investment group as a partner, there's a more specific route to becoming a private equity investor. Otherwise, you will have to become an accredited investor and, once you qualify, you will have to join an angel investing...