2012 BDO IPO Halftime Report: Current Market Trends

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As Ryan Starkes, Partner and a Practice Leader within BDO’s Technology and Life Sciences Industry Group  informs us, BDO is  interested in emerging growth life science companies  particularly those planning on exploring international development. All companies looking to utilize the capital markets in the U.S., including those in the life sciences industry, have always had to navigate particularly perplexing regulatory requirements. Those requirements have recently undergone a major over-haul for emerging growth companies that are expected to result in a less onerous path to accessing capital. BDO’s annual IPO Halftime Report outlines trends in the public markets. The report gathered information from capital market executives, covering questions relating to the recently enacted JOBS Act, access to capital, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other investment trends. Starkes says the perspective from these industry insiders is by and large optimistic in response to the requirements  of the JOBS Act.

Will this optimism continue as this legislation is? What will the state of the IPO market be in the second half of 2012? How will the life sciences industry be impacted?

BDO, a sponsor of OneMedForumNY 2012, highlighted these and other topics in a recorded management interview taped at the conference.


The 2012 BDO IPO Halftime Report can be viewed here.

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