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Tag Archives: IPO

Tax Me Once

A Creative – If Complex – Route to Tax Savings When Going Public For technology and other startups, going public can be doubly taxing—literally.  “Traditionally, a pre-IPO company is structured as a C corporation, which is legally subject to two tax layers, the first assessed on income earned by the entity, and then on shareholders… Continue Reading

Startups, Accelerated

The new JOBS Act gives fast-growers a streamlined path to capital. Capital is the lifeblood of a growing tech company, and today access to that capital in the U.S. is improving thanks to recent regulatory and legislative initiatives. Growing tech companies now have an array of new alternatives to consider. In a rare show of bipartisan congressional… Continue Reading

Show Them the Money

SecondMarket provides new liquidity options for startup investors and employees The listless IPO and M&A markets have not been friends to young companies this past decade.  “The median time from a company’s initial funding to either an IPO or an M&A exit has nearly doubled since 2000, with IPO exits now taking around nine years,”… Continue Reading

Maximizing Mergers and Acquisitions: An in-depth look behind the headlines at some important emerging trends

Mergers and acquisitions are back in the headlines. Following two years of sharp decline, deal making increased 12 percent in 2010, according to Bloomberg. Cross-border deals shot up 41 percent. With companies sitting on record cash war chests, the trend looks likely to continue. A small sampling of recent activity: Sanofi-Aventis completed its $20.1 billion… Continue Reading