1. John Berlau to SEC Commissioner Jackson: Companies Going Private and Delisting to Escape Regulatory Costs Have Contributed to a Massive Decline in the Total Number of Public Companies

    John Berlau to SEC Commissioner Jackson: Companies Going Private and Delisting to Escape Regulatory Costs Have Contributed to a Massive Decline in the Total Number of Public Companies

    Towards the end of April, SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. delivered a heartfelt speech in Cleveland about the decline of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the US. While there has been much debate regarding the cause of this decline (with some questioning whether it even matters), Commissioner Jackson pointed a heavy finger at the fees levied upon smaller issuers as significant factor in creating the problem...

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    1. Also concerning is the increase in the sheer size of the few IPOs that are offered.
    2. It's the SEC's duty to examine these features.
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