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January 11, 2018

Sixteen issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to a senior exchange in the fourth quarter of 2017. The majority of graduates were revenue generating companies listed on the OTCPINK. 

M&A played a critical role in 37% of this quarter's graduates' growth. Acquisitions were particularly impactful for RumbleON, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBL) and Ameri Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRH).

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November 7, 2017

In the third quarter of 2017, 45 NASDAQ, NYSE, or NYSE Mkt listed issuers announced M&A transactions. The combined disclosed transaction value of these 45 transactions was over $1 billion. 

Average individual transaction value for the quarter was $49 million. In Q3, average disclosed purchase consideration consisted of  40% cash, 58% stock and 2% seller debt.

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October 3, 2017

Fifteen issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to a senior exchange in the third quarter of 2017. The majority of graduates were revenue generating companies listed on the OTCQB. 

M&A played a critical role in 47% of this quarter's graduates' growth. Acquisitions were particularly impactful for Aspen Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASPU) and Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESDI).

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July 24, 2017

In the second quarter of 2017, 52 NASDAQ, NYSE, or NYSE Mkt listed issuers announced M&A transactions. The combined disclosed transaction value of these 52 transactions was over $1.7 billion. 

Average individual transaction value for the quarter was $58 million. In Q2, average disclosed purchase consideration consisted of  90% cash, 8% stock and 2% seller debt.

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July 6, 2017

Seventeen issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to a senior exchange in the second quarter of 2017. The majority of graduates were revenue generating companies listed on the OTCQX. 

M&A played a critical role in 41% of this quarter's graduates' growth. Acquisitions were particularly impactful for Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI).

Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) c...

June 20, 2017

In 2015, congress implemented Title IV of the JOBS Act introducing Regulation A+ as a way for small companies to raise capital from "main street" investors without having to undertake the time and expense of a full blown SEC registration. 

Regulation A+ has slowly been gaining traction as a way for smaller companies to raise capital and go public. Until recently, Elio Motors was the first and...

June 5, 2017

A new post by The Wall Street Journal looks at what many hope to be a renaissance in small IPOs as a result of Reg A+. Reg A+ is just on provision of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act passed by Congress in 2012 to encourage small-business growth. 

The post discusses how "In the late 1990s and early 2000s, an ecosystem of bankers, lawyers and investors helped small companies go...

April 25, 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, 93 microcap issuers listed on the NASDAQ, NYSE, or NYSE Mkt announced M&A transactions. The combined disclosed transaction value of these 93 transactions was over $2.8 billion. 

Average individual transaction value for the quarter was $57 million. In Q1, average disclosed purchase consideration consisted of  59% cash, 36% stock and 3% seller debt.

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April 2, 2017

Fifteen issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to a senior exchange in the first quarter of 2017. The majority of graduates were revenue generating companies listed on the OTCQB. 

M&A played a critical role in over 50% of this quarter's graduates' growth. Acquisitions were particularly impactful for Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRDN), New Age Beverages Corporation (NASDAQ: NBEV), and...

February 7, 2017

Mark Cuban, the billionaire business man who has had his ups and downs with public companies, recently spoke on stage at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles to  voice his concern about the lack of tech IPOs.

“I don’t understand the reticence to going public,” he said. “It’s just plain stupid.”

After a slow 2016, many are looking at Snap, Inc. to jump start tech IPOs in 2017.

One example Cuban disc...

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