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Frequently Asked Questions

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Advantages and Disadvantages of being Public

Benefits:

  • Public companies are normally valued higher than Private companies.
  • Raising capital requires less time and expense.
  • Founders suffer less stock dilution when raising capital.
  • Making acquisitions with stock is easier and less expensive.
  • Management and employee stock options have more value.
  • More liquidity for founder, minority shareholders, and investors.
  • Added prestige and visibility with customers, suppliers, employees and the financial community
  • Ability to grow by acquiring other companies through the use of stock rather than cash.

Disadvantages:

  • Less Confidentiality : Complete financial disclosure is required to become publicly held.
  • Owner Dilution : Owners give up some equity percent.
  • Time Involvement : Management must devote additional time to public company operations.
  • Increased Expense : Higher cost of regulatory compliance for audit, legal, and investor relations.

 

View our 2016 financial prospectus brochure for an easy to read guide on all of the services offer.

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Complete Advisory Partners takes your company public.

Is your company looking to take that next big step to expand its market value? Complete Advisory Partners is ready to take your company into the public market! Owned and operated by Hank Zemla, Complete Advisory Partners makes the process of becoming a publicly traded company far easier, by bridging the gap between investors, lawyers, etc. Choose Complete Advisory Partners to take YOUR company public today!

Frequently Asked Question

What are the costs associated with taking my company public?

Typically, the costs of doing a reverse merger (see below) can run anywhere between $100,000 – $300,000**. This cost will get you public and listed on the Pinksheets Market which is a division of the OTCBB (Over The Counter Bulliten Board). The cost to go public on the OTCBB itself rather than Pinksheets is slightly higher and extensive audits of your past financials are required.
** Complete Advisory Partners covers this expense. Out of pocket cost for you – zero. **

What exactly is a reverse merger?

A reverse merger is the process of finding a dormant company – one which has ceased to do business but still maintains a market listing. An agreement is worked out between your company and the dormant company, to move your company into what is commonly known as a shell. Your company assumes business under this market listing. T he benifit of doing a reverse merger versus going through the normal procedure to list your company from “scratch” is large savings in time and money.

Approximately how long does this process take?

The reverse merger process will take approximately three to four months, and also requires a registration statement to be filed. This process, as opposed to the typical filing process, takes about half the time.