Raising Capital Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business

ISBN-10: 0814417035
ISBN-13: 9780814417034
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every “next big thing.” Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses—and expert fundraising—will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth.Packed with tools  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every “next big thing.” Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses—and expert fundraising—will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth.Packed with tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more,Raising Capitalcovers every phase of the growth cycle and helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation. Containing checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today’s credit-tightened markets.Whether one’s business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, this insider’s guide offers readers the strategies they need to take their business to the next level.

Capital Formation Strategies and Trends
Understanding the Natural Tension Between Investor and Entrepreneur
Understanding the Private Equity Markets
Understanding the Different Types of Investors
Understanding the Different Sources of Capital
Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make in the Search for Capital
How Much Money Do You Really Need?
Consider Staged Investment
Capital-Formation Strategies
The Due Diligence Process
Key Best Practices Affecting Capital Formation in the New Millennium
Are You Really, Really Ready to Raise Capital?
Selecting the Best Legal Structure for Growth
Proprietorship
Partnership
Corporation
Limited Liability Company
Evaluating Your Selected Legal Structure
Establishing Effective Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards
The Role Your Business Plan Plays
The Mechanics of Preparing a Business Plan
Some Final Thoughts on Business Planning
Start-Up Financing
Financing the Business with Your Own Resources
Heaven on Earth-Finding an Angel Investor
Other Sources of Seed and Early-Stage Capital
Additional Resources
The Art and Science of Bootstrapping
Twelve Proven Bootstrapping Techniques and Strategies
Bootstrapping: The Dark Side
Private Placements
Federal Securities Laws Applicable to Private Placements
State Securities Laws Applicable to Private Placements
Preparing the Private Placement Memorandum
Subscription Materials
Compliance Issues
Accepting Subscriptions
Changing or Updating the PPM Before Completion of the Offering
After the Closing
The Rise of Secondary-Market Private Placements and the Story of Second Market
Practical Tips for Ensuring a Successful PPM Offering
Commercial Lending
The Basics of Commercial Lending
Preparing for Debt Financing
Understanding the Legal Documents
Periodic Assessment of Banking Relationships
Leasing, Factoring, and Government Programs
Leasing
Factoring
SBA Programs
Venture Capital
Venture Capital Investing Trends
Primary Types of Venture Capitalists
Preparing to Meet with Venture Capitalists
Central Components of the Venture Capitalist's Investment Decision
Due Diligence Is a Two-Way Street
Balancing Your Needs and the Venture Capitalist's Wants
Understanding the Venture Capitalist's Decision Process
Anatomy of a Venture Capital Transaction
Evolution of Venture Capital Deal Terms
Negotiating and Structuring the Deal
Aligning Business-Plan Analysis and Investor Concerns with Term Sheet Provisions
Understanding the Legal Documents
Getting Ready for the Next Round
2002 and 2003: The "Down-Round" Dilemma
The Pre- and Post-2010 Market: The Big Chill and the Slow Thaw
Preparing for an Initial Public Offering
Recent History
The Present and Future
Advantages and Disadvantages of an IPO
The Hidden Legal Costs
Preparing for the Underwriter's Due Diligence
Selecting an Underwriter
Selecting an Exchange
Alternatives to Using a Traditional IPO
The Mechanics of an Initial Public Offering
An Overview of the Registration Process
The Registration Statement
The Road Show
The Waiting Period
Valuation and Pricing
The Closing and Beyond
Ongoing Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
Resources on IPOs and the Public Securities Markets
Franchising, Joint Ventures, Co-Branding and Licensing
Business-Format Franchising
Joint Ventures
Co-Branding
Licensing
Mergers and Acquisitions
Current Trends Affecting Mergers and Acquisitions in a Turbulent Environment
Develop an Acquisition Plan
Analyzing Target Companies
Selecting the Target Company
Conducting Due Diligence
Valuation, Pricing, and Sources of Acquisition Financing
Financing the Acquisition
Structuring the Deal
Preparing the Definitive Legal Documents
Postclosing Matters
Capital-Formation and Business Growth Resources Directory
Federal Agencies
Business Growth Resources on the Web
Internet Resources to Learn More About Private Placements, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Networks, Accelerator Programs, and Other Alternative Sources of Funding
International Finance Institutions on the Web
Guidebooks, Publications, and Networks (Including Computer Software)
High-Tech Exporting Assistance
Appendix
Index

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