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1. Reverse Merger Conference Next Week.
2. We All Had Too Much Money. It Was Just So Easy.
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Private Equity Stock Review.
The Reverse Merger Conference 2010
June 29 & 30, Four Seasons, Toronto
There is still time to register for The Reverse Merger Conference, the largest event of the year for professionals in the business of alternative IPO transactions. The conference will cover alternative IPOs in both the United States and Canada.
Register today for only $1,495 by calling (516) 876-8006 or visiting www.dealflow.com/reversemergers
This year's featured speakers include:
Andrew Richardson, British Columbia Securities Commission
Mr. Richardson�s presentation provides an update of the key elements of the regulatory landscape in Canada including an update on the recent impacts of BC Instrument 51-509, the national regulator initiative, and National Instrument 43-101.
Avi Shachar, Detek Investigative Group
Mr. Shachar was one of the founding members and Senior Intelligence Analyst of the Joint Securities Intelligence Unit at the Ontario Securities Commission. His presentation explores financial fraud in the Canadian capital markets.
Chris Stone, FINRA
Mr. Stone is responsible for managing business projects and initiatives related to FINRA's equity market transparency facilities � the ADF, OTCBB, ORF, and FINRA's exchange TRFs. He'll participate in a panel discussing U.S. legal and regulatory issues.
John McCoach, TMX Group
Mr. McCoach is responsible for all operations and strategy for TSX Venture Exchange across Canada. He'll give a presentation on the state of the Canadian market.
Visit the website for the complete conference agenda. http://www.dealflowmedia.com/conferences/rm_conference_10.cfm
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2. We All Had Too Much Money. It Was Just So Easy.
"We all had too much money. It was just too easy."
That's the unvarnished appraisal of the private equity business by Guy Hands, perhaps best known for his unfortunate $4.73 billion purchase of the record company EMI in March 2007, the peak of the buyout boom a bet that will almost certainly lose his investors and his firm, Terra Firma, a fortune.
New York Times Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/business/22sorkin.html?dbk
Going Concern Statements.
We would like to point out that the majority of companies listed on the
OTC Bulletin Board have factors which create an
uncertainty about the their ability to continue as a going concern. These
concerns are typically related to financing (or lack of), competitive
environments, lack of operating history and operating at loss levels which
is typical of most start-ups.
These statement can usually be found in their most recent 10Q filings and
typically you don't have to dig to far down past the financial tables. We
like to use http://www.pinksheets.com
for quick and easy access to SEC
filings. We think it would be wise for most investors to assume that all
companies listed on the OTC Bulletin Board (and many on NASDAQ) have going
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