JOBS Act: Leveling the Playing Field for Small/Micro-Cap Companies in the Capital Markets
New York, US (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
A complimentary webinar by Merrill DataSite
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am PDT
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In April 2012, President Obama and Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which has relaxed federal securities regulations on smaller companies to help them to secure funding. The JOBS Act is designed to encourage small businesses to go public by easing accounting and disclosure requirements and to help startups raise capital by lifting some of the legal restrictions on equity-based crowdfunding. The Act is based on the notion that allowing companies easier access to the capital markets would spur growth and create jobs.
While the long-term success of these endeavors is yet to be determined, some initial trends have been observed:
Share prices for companies that went public under the Jobs Act have on average increased 28.9 percent from their offer price, compared with 13.1 percent for those that did not.
Since the passage of the JOBS Act, there has been an uptick in the usage of crowdfunding platforms like Fundable and Indiegogo, which have helped fund all types of small businesses.
JOBS Act companies, which are largely concentrated in high growth industries like technology and biotech, have outperformed the Russell 2000 Growth index, a barometer of small cap growth stocks that rose roughly 11 percent during the same period.
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Topics that will be addressed:
- How has the JOBS Act redefined the playing field for small and micro-cap companies?
- Which industries and regions present the best opportunities for investment in the small/micro-cap space?
- What are the financing and venture opportunities currently for start-ups and how has crowd-funding changed the game?
- What impact will the JOBS Act have on the IPO market in 2013?
- What impact will the JOBS Act have on larger companies in the long-term?
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