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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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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.

Full list of...

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.

Full list of...

March 6, 2017

According to Josh Constine, Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch, "Most of Snap’s top products came from acquisitions". From selfie lenses to Spectacles, Snap, Inc. has a history of innovation through acquisition. 

Here’s a look at the companies Snap has bought and what they turned into:

AddLive, a live video API, became Snapchat’s real-time video calling feature in chat


Vergence Labs, a camera sunglasses...

February 2, 2017

Yesterday, LD Micro announced a reconstitution of their microcap index - the LD Micro Index (or LDMi).

The LD Micro Index is designed to give a more accurate picture of North American microcap performance than other "microcap indexes".

Constituents have an average market cap of $150 million and are traded on the NYSE/AMEX, Nasdaq, OTC Markets (all tiers), TSX, and TSX Venture. 

To qualify for inclusi...

January 11, 2017

2016 was a slow year for OTC graduations. With 35 uplists, 2016 saw the lowest number of OTC graduates in over 5 years.

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