What Would The Green Coffee Company Look Like as a Public Company?

The Green Coffee Company, a Legacy Group portfolio company, is targeting an initial public offering in 2025. This is what that could mean for GCC investors, investors in what will be the #1 producer of coffee in Colombia, the world´s third largest coffee-producing country.

Can I Invest in Private Companies?

The Securities & Exchange Commission´s Relaxed “Accredited Investor” Definition is Opening More Opportunities to More Investors than Ever Before For many investors, investing in private company securities has long been a question of “Legally, can I?” Consistent with much other governmental line-drawing, the answer to the question of whether someone can invest in private companies,… Continue reading Can I Invest in Private Companies?

How Foreign Companies are Raising Capital from U.S. Investors

Companies operating outside of the U.S. continue to look to the U.S. capital markets and U.S.-based investors to finance their overseas businesses and projects.  The investing interest and desire for opportunity is mutual between these two constituencies.  As the following table prepared by The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis demonstrates, U.S. investors are eager and… Continue reading How Foreign Companies are Raising Capital from U.S. Investors

How Startups and Early Stage Companies Can Best Leverage the SEC´s New Relaxed Crowdfunding Rules

On November 2, 2020, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final rule entitled “Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets.”  The final rule is a 388-page indication of the current trend of the SEC to ease access to capital formation and the private capital markets… Continue reading How Startups and Early Stage Companies Can Best Leverage the SEC´s New Relaxed Crowdfunding Rules

Direct Listings: An Alternative IPO for Companies Ready to Go Public

Venture capital-backed companies, startups and other companies looking to raise money through the U.S. public markets and go public can now, if they meet all listing requirements, conduct their initial public offerings (IPOs) directly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through what is called a “direct listing”. The adoption of direct listings is a… Continue reading Direct Listings: An Alternative IPO for Companies Ready to Go Public

New SEC “Finders”​ Definition and Its Impact on Raising Capital for Early Stage Companies

On October 7, 2020, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) published its proposed rule exempting under certain circumstances people they define as “Finders” from the requirements of the SEC´s broker-dealer compliance regime. Practically speaking, this means that if the proposed rule is adopted in its proposed form, early stage companies and startups will be able to pay… Continue reading New SEC “Finders”​ Definition and Its Impact on Raising Capital for Early Stage Companies