At Dude Business Consultants, we have experienced and professional teams focus on planning, implementing and strategizing every step starting from company restructuring to being listed in US Capital Market, namely NYSE, Nasdaq and OTC Markets. In the entire listing process, we go hand in hand with every client to communicate with all third parties, including but not limited to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), PCAOB Auditor, Underwriters, SEC Attorney, Market Maker, Transfer Agent, Filing Agent, NYSE Officers, and Nasdaq Officers.
We are more than just corporate advisors focusing on small, publicly- traded companies. Our firm provides comprehensive advisory services for general corporate operations, business transactions, corporate finance, SEC and regulatory matters, and all aspects of going public. We perpetually maintain a realistic and pragmatic business perspective and emphasize avoiding the problems that can be foreseen and concisely resolving the ones that can’t.
As the economic and regulatory landscape changes, we do as well. Our firm is constantly evolving in order to stay abreast of regulatory changes and trends in the industry. We provide our valuable clients with the most cutting-edge corporate legal services at all times, so as to build long lasting relationships. There are several stages for company to develop, from start-up, developing to mature. Clients can count on us to be an active supporter and partner in the building and sustaining of their successful business enterprises.
Going public from scratch and/or via Reverse Takeover (RTO) exercise
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Full SEC filing services (Form 10K, Form 10Q, Form 8K, Form 3, 4 and 5, SC13D/G, SC14A/C/F)
Corporate secretarial services
Corporate exercises: Name Change, Symbol Change, Change of Authorized Capital, Proxy Statement etc
Business structuring and due diligence
We support our mission and goal by adhering to a set of Core Values that characterize our cultures and guide us when making important decisions.
There are many benefits to be a public company. Some of the most compelling advantages.
When you go public and become a public company it increase the potential investors’ confidence in investing in your company. The company stock can be traded in open market with fair market price, the market sets an equilibrium price with supply and demand as a price guide to raise capital. Any potential investor can go on the Internet or call a broker and get a quote of your company’s stock price easily. Some public companies offer an attractive discount to accredited investors in form of private placement from the public trading price, if the investment sum is large enough and the investors are famous VC or PE firm. With such help, the investment interest is aroused from the public.
Capital raised can be used for a variety of purposes including; development and expansion, retiring existing debt, corporate marketing and branding, and M&A Purpose, etc. A company's financing alternatives are greatly increased. A publicly traded company can go to the public markets for capital with a stock or note issue and that note may also convert debt to equity.
By going public, a company can create a market for its stock. This gives the public company a greater opportunity to offer shares to investors. In general, stock in a public company is much more liquid than stock in a private enterprise. Liquidity is created for the investors, institutions, founders, venture capital and private equity company. Investors in the company may be able to buy or sell the stock more readily. Often time's institutional investors and venture capitalist will require a company to become public before committing funds. It is generally better to raise capital as a public company because investors know they have an exit strategy.
Once a company is public and the market for its stock is established, the stock can be considered as valuable as cash when acquiring other businesses & assets. A public company usually increases a company's valuation leading to a variety of opportunities including mergers and acquisitions. A public company also has the advantage of using the market's valuation when performing a share-swap in an acquisition.
The market value of a public company is normally substantially higher than a private company with the same structure in the exact same industry. Converting a private company to a public company results in a substantial increase in value to owners. Statistics published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce demonstrates that sellers of private companies receive an average of 4 to 6 times their net earnings. Whereas, public companies sell at an average of 20-25 times their net earnings. High tech companies are valued even higher.
Many companies use stock and options as an incentive to attract and retain important employees. This reward is more desirable when the company is publicly traded. Stock can be key in attracting and keeping key personnel. Stock compensation is a way of connecting an employee’s financial future to the company's success.
Public companies are more likely to receive the attention of newspapers, magazines and periodicals than a private business. The proper use of press releases, interviews and news stories can increase investor awareness, shareholder value demand for public company stock. A strong public relation campaign coupled with media and the stock price can potentially increase sales and revenue and investors.
The publicity received from being a public company can encourage investments from the public, business development and strategic relationships. Analyst reports and daily stock market quotes contribute to more awareness by consumers and the financial community. By virtue of being a public company your company's story can more easily get out to the world. This allows for investors who would not invest in private companies but will invest in public companies to find out about your company.
The publicity that a public company may receive can attract the attention of potential partners, investors and new business or merger candidates. Most private firms do not appear on the radar screen of investors. Being a public company makes it easier for other companies to notice and evaluate your business for potential synergies and to raise capital.
The public company can be used as part of estate planning for management. This allows a business owner to pass assets to heirs. The most common scenario is when the seniority retires, and the heir is not interested in the existing business, the seniority can still appoint the suitable personnel to operate the business while they can keep the dominant decision-making power with significant shareholding. Furthermore, the management may want to transfer the accumulated value in a business to family members, although those family members are not expert in that business field.