China De-Brief Part I

I am heading home after a fascinating 9-day trip to Beijing and Shanghai. Much to tell about the PIPE Conference, but we’ll save that for later posts. Here I just thought I would start with random notes and observations about China in mid-2010: 1. More and more Chinese have their email traveling with them as ...

China, China, China

In real estate, they say, the three most important things are location, location and location. In the 2000 contested US presidential election the mantra was Florida, Florida, Florida.  In reverse mergers these days, well it’s China, China and China. Fully one -third of the reverse merger transactions in the last few years have come from ...

Check out my podcasts!

I’ve started doing podcasts on various reverse merger and IPO alternative topics. You can find them on my firm’s website at http://www.feldmanllp.com/feldman-podcasts.htm. I’ll also post links here. The first one I did was an overview of SEC Rule 144(i). You can hear it right here: feldman-on-rule-144i-3-2-102  Enjoy!

Thanks for the Book Review!

Prolific author and commentator Steven Bragg was kind enough to review the new edition of my book Reverse Mergers and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (Bloomberg Press, 2009). I am honored to have received 4-1/2 stars from Mr. Bragg, the highest rating he has ever given! You can find the full review at http://www.accountingtools.com/Book-Reviews/Reverse-Mergers.html. As ...

Can You Legislate Ethics?

Sarbanes-Oxley. The Securities Act of 1933. SEC Rule 419 regulating reverse mergers. The SEC’s latest super-hyped and interestingly timed fraud case against the venerable Goldman Sachs. And now Congress’ attempt at reforming the finance industry. Let’s put politics aside (we do our best to be a non-political blog) and think about the real purpose of all ...

Tip of the Week: Raising Money Great Reason to Go Public – If it's Available

Probably the single most common reason that companies consider going public, whether through IPO, reverse merger, self-filing or other method, is the greater access to capital, typically at more favorable valuations, than might be the case if the company remained private. In real estate the most important values are location, location, location. In going public ...