Category Archives: M&A

Five Tips for Communicating MicroCap M&A Activity

In a recent post in IRMagazine, Shane Dolan (Managing Director of FTI CONSULTING) shared “Five tips for effectively managing M&A communications“. M&A is a popular growth strategy among small public companies. Dolan writes that “due diligence and a thoughtful communications strategy from both an internal and an external stakeholder perspective.” Five tips for communicating M&A activity are; 1. Be in control 2. Remain

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Company Acquired for over $400 million in One of The Largest Crowdfund Exits Ever

Last week, Continental AG acquired Argus Cyber Security for a reported $430 million. Argus is an automotive cyber security pioneer, helping car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers and aftermarket connectivity providers protect connected cars and commercial vehicles from car-hacking. Argus raised $838,148 on crowdfunding platform OurCrowd in September of 2015 alongside co-investors Allianz, Samsung Ventures, and Magma Venture Partners. Recently, Argus raised a

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Issuer Direct Acquires Interwest Transfer

This week, Issuer Direct Corporation (NYSE American: ISDR), an industry-leading communications and compliance company, announced the acquisition of Interwest Transfer Company, a privately held, Salt Lake City, Utah-based firm specializing in stock registrar and transfer agency services for the last 56 years. Issuer Direct’s acquisition of Interwest is intended to bolster the Company’s transfer agent business. According to Issuer Direct, adding

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Over $800 million In OTC MicroCap Acquisitions

Last week, Acquis Capital shared their “Second Quarter 2017 — OTC MicroCap M&A Report“. According to the report, “In the second quarter of 2017, 184 microcap issuers listed on the OTCQX, OTCQB, or OTCPINK announced M&A transactions. The combined disclosed transaction value of these 184 transactions was over $838 million.” Average individual transaction value for the quarter was $15 million.

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$1.7 Billion in MicroCap M&A in Q2

  According to the Acquis Capital “Second Quarter 2017 — Listed MicroCap M&A Report“, microcap public companies made over $1.7 billion in acquisitions in Q2. The report says that 52 NASDAQ, NYSE, or NYSE Mkt listed issuers announced M&A transactions. The combined disclosed transaction value of these 52 transactions was over $1.7 billion. Average individual transaction value for the quarter was $58

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5 Guidelines to Prevent Failed Acquisitions

  Axial shared a post on their forum with “5 Guidelines to Prevent Failed Acquisitions“. Acquisitions are a big part of many microcap public companies’ growth strategies. According to the author, Anthony Bahr of Strategex, these are the 5 guidelines to prevent failed acquisitions: 1. Don’t assume all of a target company’s top customers are loyal. 2. Benchmark a target company’s performance against key competitors.

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17 Issuers Uplist From The OTC in Q2, 5 in June!

  Seventeen issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE in the second quarter of 2017. Five of the companies uplisted in June. Check out the full OTC Graduate Report from Acquis Capital and see more info about this month’s graduates below: Immuron, Ltd. (NASDAQ: IMRN) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing oral immunotherapeutic for the treatment

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SEC Charges MicroCap ‘Pot Stock’ and CEO with Fraud

  Last Friday, the SEC filed fraud charges against a Las Vegas-based hemp oil company and its CEO for inflating the company’s assets on its balance sheet. The SEC complaint filed in federal court in Nevada alleges that CannaVEST Corp. (now known as CV Sciences, Inc. – OTCQB: CVSI) and CEO Michael Mona Jr. materially overstated the company’s total assets in quarterly reports for the first

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OTC Markets Group Acquires theOTC.today for Stock Promotion Data

  Yesterday, OTC Markets Group announced that it acquired theOTC.today – an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. As a result of the transaction, OTC Markets Group has obtained access to valuable research and historical data on stock promotions that will be used to enhance OTC Markets’ issuer compliance processes and compliance data product offerings. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published

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What to Know Before Commencing a Transaction – Accounting Panel from the Planet MicroCap Showcase

The Planet MicroCap Showcase 2017 in Las Vegas featured a number of great panels geared towards microcap professionals. One such panel was the “Accounting Panel What to Know Before Commencing a Transaction Accounting Panel” Sponsored by Friedman LLP. The panel was moderated by Neil Levine of Friedman LLP. Speakers included  Corey Fischer – Weinberg & Company, Wesley Ramjeet – PPMT Group, and Justin Van Fleet – Friedman LLP.  Topics

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