Obama: Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes on Investing in Small Business 2

Whatever your politics, if you’re involved in working with small and middle market businesses, you have to be heartened by Pres. Obama’s suggestion in his State of the Union address last night to eliminate all capital gains taxes on investing in small businesses. I have been in and around the venture capital community for my entire ...

Shell Prices Heading North 1

Another sign that things are beginning to recover for the RM world – following a steady decline which started in mid-2008, shell prices seem to have turned the corner and are going up again. For much of the early 2000s, trading “legacy” shells went for between $150,000 and $250,000. As things heated up so did ...

Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn

OK, faithful blogees, I’m finally entering the century. If you’re on Twitter, my username is DavidNFeldman, and on Linked In just search my name and there I am! I try to post near daily little tips, etc. and have tried to follow others as well. Truthfully I have found that LinkedIn is a very useful ...

2009 Starts Like a Lamb, Ends Like a (Small) Lion

The Reverse Merger Report provided its annual “year in review” in its new edition on January 14. For the most part 2009 is a year most of us hope to forget. The number of reverse mergers declined about 11%, with 187 reverse mergers being completed vs. 211 transactions in 2008. Plus the total value of ...

One Economist's View: Gift Cards for All

I attended a talk by economist Dr. Irwin Kellner this morning at an Association for Corporate Growth event. I have known Irwin for 20 years and have listened to many of his talks at various events over the years. He is super knowledgeable, clear and entertaining as well. His bottom line: unless the Administration does something major, ...

Tip of the Week: Are Non-Reporting Shells Better? Sometimes… 2

I am often asked why most players in the RM world prefer shells that are fully reporting with the SEC. They point to the fact that non-reporting shells do not have to file Schedule 14f-1 when a reverse merger change of control is contemplated, they do not have to file the “super” Form 8-K which ...