We Assist Companies in Going Public

FinnCap is a small-cap specialist who recently announced they are expanding their services into the realm of market makers in 2013. This of course is pending regulatory approval for the company based in London, England. According to chief executive Sam Smith the improved performance of FinnCap in 2012 gave them the confidence to step into this new role as market maker. She said the IPO market for technology and life sciences companies was good but still about a year away. Market makers are in some respects the taste makers who quote buy/sell prices in the financial markets. It appears there is a new player entering the game.

Market maker Getco announced they are expanding their electronic trading tools by adding two new algorithms to the mix. This now brings their electronic trading offerings to six with plans to add more in the coming months.

These algorithms help create effective multi-venue institutional trading and address such factors as the speed of trading, daily and minute to minute trading and the ability to capture more of both the spread volume-weighted average price and time-weighted average price. In short, these “algos” create the ability to buy, bid or sell at the offer. Such trading tools help market makers execute electronic trading faster and smarter to efficiently maximize volume and profitability for all parties concerned. We have a directory and list of marketmakers, if you would like to have access to our marketmaker list that can be arranged. These specialized SEC registered broker dealers file Form 15c211 for companies to get their stock symbol to trade on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board.  A market maker files these forms with FINRA (The Financial Regulatory Authority).

APR Energy, a temporary power specialist based in Jacksonville, FL is experiencing a growth spurt and plans for the trend to continue. APR Energy helped Japan during their recent post-earthquake and tsunami power crisis, providing yet another example of the expanding global demand for “fast-track” electricity. Chief executive John Campion recently reported APR expects full year results to exceed net income forecasts. Good news considering the recent unexpected departure and subsequent replacement of their CFO, along with some contract delays.

Clearly APR Energy’s reverse merger by Horizon Acquisition (a Hugh Osmond shell company) last year has had a positive effect on APR’s continued growth. Since that reverse take over APR counts both Quantum Strategic Partners (George Soros) and Albright Capital Management (former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright) as investors, which added instant additional clout.

Reverse Acquisitions have been a way for Chinese companies to go public in the US. Last week it was reported many Chinese companies may delist from the US stock markets.

The reason for this trend of Chinese companies delisting is an accounting as well as a sovereign issue. The Chinese government does not want the United States regulatory agencies such as the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) involved in regulating accounting firms in China.
We think this is just a posturing position and that soon the number of reverse mergers that many Chinese businesses have used to go public will be back to the historical number of mergers with US shell companies.

St. Joseph‘s announced a LOI for a reverse acquisition involving a company called Karavos Holdings. St. Joseph is in the midst of doing due diligence now and any mergers will be completed after that process in concluded. St. Joseph’s is a public company that traded on the OTCBB (Over the counter bulletin board) under the stock symbol STJO.

The market maker for many OTC securities is Knight Trading. They are currently considering the Nasdaq plan regarding the debacle involving the Facebook IPO.

Reverse Listing

June 12th, 2012

One of our blog readers emailed us this question.

Do reverse listings and reverse acquisitions speed up the process to go public?

The answer is yes reverse acquisitions can make the procedure of going public faster.

The procedures of an ipo can take quite a bit of time. The IPO process can take as long as 6 to 7 months. So, reverse listings can be beneficial if you are looking to shorten the process for a company to go public. 

People often contact us with questions with regards to going public. They have many questions that run the gamut of what is the definition of a reverse merger to how do I raise capital for my company.

However, often times the questions posted are based on misinformation. Especially since President Obama passed the Jobs Act. The Jobs Act is regarding crowdfunding and covers many subjects. Those subjects are raising capital through Regulation D Private Placements, Crowdfunding websites and platforms. These topics and others such as SEC Regulation A offering are topics of discussion.

We welcome all posts regarding topics from shell companies to market makers.

A back door listing is simply a reverse merger. A reverse merger or reverse takeover is the same thing.

Going Public Primer

July 11th, 2008

Many businessman have dreamed of going public. But did not know how to go public.
In the past people did reverse mergers with public shells or an IPO to become publicly traded companies.


Well in order for a company to go public and become a public company you do not have to use a risky public shell or do a reverse merger.


Learn how to go public. If you have dreamed of going public with your company there is a great website which has information on IPO’s, going public, reverse mergers, raising capital, public shells, corporate finance and venture capital.


The president of the company is a securities attorney with over 30 years experience in public offerings and other securities related transactions such as Regulation Reg D, 506 offferings, private placements, registration statements, form 10, form 8K filings etc. He has been dealing wtih the SEC securities and exchange commission for decades.

Go public and become a public company without the use of a public shell company or a reverse merger. You do not need to effect a reverse triangular merger with a public shell in order to go public and be established as a public company. However, if you think you need one, we can create a new public shell corporation for you. There are certain rules governing them that you must be aware of.

Q: Can you create a public shell for us?

A: Yes we can, but they must be set up properly.

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