Category Archives: MicroCap Finance

SEC Files Charges Against Magna Group For Microcap Stock Fraud

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against four individuals and related businesses for their roles in two microcap frauds and unlawful securities offerings. In sum, the alleged illegal transactions resulted in proceeds of more than $25 million. According to the SEC’s complaint, from approximately December 2012 to June 2013, microcap stock financier Magna Group, which was founded

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SEC Adopts Final Rules to Allow Exchange Act Reporting Companies to Use Regulation A

This week, The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to allow reporting companies to rely on the Regulation A exemption from registration for their securities offerings. “Regulation A provides an exemption from registration under the Securities Act for offerings of securities up to $50 million in a 12-month period,” said Chairman Jay Clayton. “The amended rules will provide reporting

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Stockbrokers (Apologies to John Huston and Mel Brooks) [Guest Post]

Guest Post By Irwin Stein, Esq. Ask a lot of people who are under 30 years of age and they will likely tell you that stockbrokers are evil charlatans who “caused” the 2008 market meltdown and the recession that followed. These young people cannot wait until all stockbrokers and other intermediaries are replaced by smartphone apps and automated systems that

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The Workout Group LLC Shares Three OTC Microcap Case Studies

Sponsored The Workout Group LLC (TWG) may be one of the only groups of professionals that have led successful restructurings of microcap companies in the last 2 years. They were known as OTCWORKOUTS, LLC but changed their name to better reflect what they do. Below are three case studies where TWG recapitalized the company and remediated its’ debt that resulted

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Why Do Most Institutional Investors Avoid MicroCaps?

Derren Nathan, head of research at London-based broker Hybridan, recently shared an article on IRMagazine.com titled “How small caps can tackle investor prejudice.” In the post, Nathan shared these four reasons why most institutional investors avoid microcaps; Minimum Market Cap. “Many funds will have a minimum market cap requirement, and even where this is not an official policy, we often

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OTC Markets Publishes SmallCap Company Guide with Best Practices for Being Public & Raising Capital

OTC Markets, in conjunction with IR Magazine, recently published a SmallCap Company Guide with best practices for being public and raising capital. This straightforward guide from provides a variety of useful, immediately applicable tips and checklists for small-cap companies seeking to raise capital and grow their businesses, including: – IPO Alternatives – Capital Raising Guide – 5 key considerations for

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