Category Archives: Capital Markets

How Are Cannabis IPOs Different In Canada Than In The U.S.?

In a recent interview with Cannabis Business Times, Marcum LLP’s David Bukzin discusses IPOs, SPACs, Reg A+s, and how companies in the cannabis industry can use them to secure funding. Marcum recently completed the work on the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in the cannabis space, and is handling an IPO for a cannabis oil extractor in California that intends

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Uplist Series Part IV: Seven Benefits of Uplisting To A Senior Exchange

Welcome to Part IV of our UpListing Series: Seven Benefits of Uplisting To A Senior Exchange. This is the fourth part of a multi-part series on UpListing from the OTC Markets to the Nasdaq or NYSE and how it can benefit your company and shareholders. Most company CEO’s believe they already know the benefits of Uplisting to a higher exchange

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OTC Markets Publishes Lists of April Compliance Downgrades & Caveat Emptor Designations

Last week, OTC Markets Group published the lists of downgrades from its OTCQX® and OTCQB® markets and Caveat Emptor Designations for the month of April. This list is part of OTC Markets’ initiative to disseminate, on a recurring monthly basis, a list of downgrades from its respective OTCQX and OTCQB markets as well as a separate list of Caveat Emptor Designations that have occurred

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Four OTC Markets Issuers Uplist to Nasdaq & NYSE in April 2018

Four issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE American in April 2018. Learn more about these OTC ‘graduates’ below.   BioHiTech Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: BHTG) On April 9, 2018, BHTG uplisted from the OTCQB to the Nasdaq Capital Market. BHTG’s innovative waste management services combined with disruptive technologies provide sustainable waste disposal and supply chain management solutions for businesses

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OTC Markets Shares Four Regulatory Initiatives & Targeted Rulemaking for 2018

In a post on the OTC Markets Blog last week, Cass Sanford shared OTC Markets Group’s “2018 Regulatory Initiatives & Targeted Rulemaking.” According to Sanford, “Over the past 20 years, the reputation and recognition of the OTC markets has grown.” That growth has come from technology improvements and from working closely with lawmakers and regulators. In 2018 OTC Markets will focus

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Five Takeaways For Blockchain Companies Looking to Reg A+ For Security Token Offerings (STOs)

In a recent LinkedIn post, Darren Marble of CrowdfundX shared five realities for US blockchain companies looking to Reg A+ for their Security Token Offerings (STOs). According to Marble “US blockchain companies are now looking to Reg A+ to run their Security Token Offerings (STOs). However, it seems that there are many misconceptions.” 1. You need an auditor. Reg A+ requires

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In An Effort To Boost SmallCap Liquidity, Nasdaq Proposes Market Monopoly

At Monday’s SEC Roundtable on Market Structure for Thinly-Traded Securities, Frank Hatheway, Nasdaq’s chief economist, said “Our markets are no longer able to support small growth companies.” Hatheway continued, “Concentration on one market would help the markets.” Nasdaq plans to petition the SEC to allow thinly-traded companies that list on Nasdaq’s main U.S. stock exchange choose whether their shares can be traded

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