Companies have good reasons for factoring in the regulatory environment when deciding whether to go public.
Is excessive disclosure regulation a primary cause of the long slump in IPO activity? There's hardly a consensus on that among experts.
Aside from disclosure regulations, the factors include politics, markets, investor demand, the business climate, and competition.
The commission and Congress have actually done much to ease the way for new IPOs, a capital markets attorney says.
The startup is aiming to disrupt the $44 billion database software market by offering a "modern, general purpose" platform.
The lighter disclosure required of companies that go public under the law ends up costing them a significant chunk of cash, research finds.
The initial coin offerings, run by a Brooklyn businessman, lured investors with 'false promises of sizable returns from novel technology.'
The offering is priced at the high end of Roku's expected range and would raise $126 million for the digital streaming company.
The data center company's offering would be the third-largest of the year in the tech sector behind Snap and Altice.
The oil giant is following some of its competitors by selling units in a tax-advantaged master limited partnerhip to the public.