Vintage’s New XBRL Online Review (XOR) portal addresses SEC’s “Dear CFO” letter

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosed that they have begun sending formal alerts to issuers regarding the inclusion of accurate calculation relationships in their filing. This is an important – and visible – step towards quality enforcement.

XOR_XBRL_online_clipart250To help mitigate clients’ risk while improving their XBRL filing workflow experience, we are transitioning  - free of charge - our XBRL reviewing process into the new XBRL Online Review (XOR) portal.

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An important point to note is that XOR brings online review and collaborative commenting to our fleXBRL Core clients. (Click here to match up your XBRL workflow)  Our fleXBRL Command and Control (both SaaS portal-based) clients’ workflow is currently review, comment and self-edit.

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Without XOR: When your XBRL is viewed with the SEC’s viewer, or on a standard spreadsheet review, calculations are not visible.

With XOR: All calculations that have been made within an XBRL file are easily visible for review. You will see not only where calculations have been made, but what the components of those calculations are and whether the calculations foot properly.

XOR has been in trial with a select set of clients for one quarter. Thanks to their input and success, we are now able bring all Vintage fleXBRL clients into this easy-to use portal. Please click here to read an overview.

Including XOR at no additional cost is another demonstration why Vintage continues to be the industry’s intelligent value for capital markets and corporate services.

Another quality issue the SEC is now proactively flagging is the the practice of using custom taxonomies rather than an established taxonomies. True, the X in XBRL stands for extensible, however if there is an established, appropriate taxonomy, it’s key to use it. Remember, the only way you will get ROI from your XBRL efforts is to make the data usable (comparable) for investors. Using the “common ground” tags is the only way that will happen.

Your Vintage XBRL specialist can help you with this important action.  That’s even more intelligent value. 

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Capital markets transactions by law firm: Q1 – Q2 2014

In plain English, a capital markets transaction is an extremely important contract. For a soon-to-be public company, an S-1 is thee most important contract. However, as discussed last week, (read here) there are many types of transactions – across all three main exchanges: OTC Markets, Nasdaq and NYSE.

Total transactions count for the first half of 2014 is 1,249… and all of these transactions needed a law firm – if not two or more. In fact, the 1,249 transactions counted listed 449 different law firms. Below is a graph of the top ten, by transaction count.

We carefully track all capital markets transactions as Vintage executes the drafting sessions for law firms. We have become the intelligent value for transactions: in-house, at a corporate or law office and now more increasing, 100% virtual. You can see an in-house drafting session in this video.

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We also have a whitepaper that explains the ping-pong match an S-1 file plays between an issuer and the SEC. Click here to download it.

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IPOs and Transactions: July 14 – 18

There were 45 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services last week including Biofuel Energy Corp w/ Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Xcel Mobility Inc w/ Greenberg Traurig LLP and 3D Total Solutions w/ JMS Law Group PLLC.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and we’re pleased that they found us to be the intelligent value. Watch our video.

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Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Law firm / Advisor
BDCA SENIOR CAPITAL, INC. N-2 Alston & Bird LLP
MAVENIR SYSTEMS INC MVNR S-1 NYSE Andrews Kurth LLP
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /TN/ FIZN S-4 OTC Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
FIRST FIXTURES, INC. S-1 Befumo & Schaeffer, PLLC
TOP SHIPS INC. TOPS F-1 Nasdaq Blank Rome LLP
PHARMAMED, INC. S-1 Business Filings Inc.
MEDTRONIC HOLDINGS LTD S-4 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. BIOF S-1 Nasdaq Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
MOL GLOBAL, INC. z F-1 z Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
MAVENIR SYSTEMS INC MVNR S-1 NYSE Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
LAMAR MEDIA CORP/DE S-4 Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
SINO MERCURY ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Graubard Miller
GLASSESOFF INC. S-1 OTC Greenberg Traurig, LLP
XCELMOBILITY INC. XCLL S-1 OTC Greenberg Traurig, LLP
ENERGY 11, L.P. S-1 Haynes and Boone, LLP
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ FCNCA S-4 OTC Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
JOYMAIN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC. JIDG S-1 OTC Hunter Taubman Weiss LLP
ENTERPRISE BANCORP INC /MA/ EBTC S-3 Nasdaq Hunton & Williams LLP
3D TOTAL SOLUTIONS INC. S-1 JMS Law Group, PLLC
ESCALERA RESOURCES CO. ESCR S-3 Nasdaq Jones & Keller, P.C.
NANOVIRICIDES, INC. NNVC S-3 NYSE Kane Kessler, P.C.
JASON INDUSTRIES, INC. QPAC S-1 Nasdaq Kirkland & Ellis LLP
LEE ENTERPRISES, INC LEE S-3 NYSE Lane & Waterman LLP
ARATANA THERAPEUTICS, INC. PETX S-3 Nasdaq Latham & Watkins LLP
AMERICAN RENAISSANCE CAPITAL, INC. S-1 Law Office of Azuka L. Uzoh
AMERICAN DOCTORS ONLINE INC 10-12G Legal and Compliance, LLC
STATE NATIONAL COMPANIES, INC. S-1 Locke Lord LLP
SINO MERCURY ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Loeb & Loeb LLP
INTERCLOUD SYSTEMS, INC. ICLD S-1 Nasdaq Loeb & Loeb LLP
VERTEX ENERGY INC. VTNR S-3 Nasdaq Loev Law Firm, PC
GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC. GABC S-3 Nasdaq Mark Barnes Law PC
FIFTH THIRD HOLDINGS FUNDING, LLC S-3 Mayer Brown LLP
PIZZA INN HOLDINGS, INC /MO/ PZZI S-3 Nasdaq McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
HELIUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. S-1 McMillan LLP
AMEDICA CORP AMDA S-1 Nasdaq Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
NEUROMETRIX, INC. NURO S-3 Nasdaq Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
JASON INDUSTRIES, INC. QPAC S-1 Nasdaq Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC. BH S-3 NYSE Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
IZEA, INC. IZEA S-1 OTC Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
INTERCLOUD SYSTEMS, INC. ICLD S-1 Nasdaq Pryor Cashman LLP
BDCA SENIOR CAPITAL, INC. N-2 RCS Capital Corporation
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ FCNCA S-4 OTC Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
TOP SHIPS INC. TOPS F-1 Nasdaq Seward & Kissel LLP
IRONWOOD INSTITUTIONAL MULTI-STRATEGY FUND LLC N-2 Shearman & Sterling LLP
IRONWOOD MULTI-STRATEGY FUND LLC N-2 Shearman & Sterling LLP
AV THERAPEUTICS, INC. AVTH S-1 OTC Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP
DARLING INGREDIENTS INC. DAR S-4 NYSE Sidley Austin LLP
CRESTWOOD MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP CMLP S-4 NYSE Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
MOL GLOBAL, INC. F-1 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ FCNCA S-4 OTC Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.
AMERICAN RENAISSANCE CAPITAL, INC. S-1 The Tracy Firm, Ltd.
RESTORGENEX CORP RESX S-1 OTC TroyGould PC
MEDTRONIC HOLDINGS LTD S-4 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS INC LVLT S-4 NYSE Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /TN/ FIZN S-4 OTC Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ FCNCA S-4 OTC Ward and Smith, P.A.
COWEN GROUP, INC. COWN S-3 Nasdaq Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS INC LVLT S-4 NYSE Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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IPO Underwriters of the Week: July 14 – 18

Congratulations to the corporations and underwriters that worked with our transaction services team. Whether in-house, your-house or 100% virtual… click here to discover why we are a top choice for both traditional and confidential IPOs.

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Registrant Form Underwriter 1 Underwriter 2 Underwriter 3 +
INTERCLOUD SYSTEMS, INC. S-1 Aegis Capital Corp.
TOP SHIPS INC. F-1 Aegis Capital Corp.
SINO MERCURY ACQUISITION CORP. S-1 Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
MOL GLOBAL, INC. F-1 Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. / UBS Securities LLC
ENERGY 11, L.P. S-1 David Lerner Associates, Inc.
IRONWOOD INSTITUTIONAL MULTI-STRATEGY FUND LLC N-2 Foreside Fund Services, LLC
IRONWOOD MULTI-STRATEGY FUND LLC N-2 Foreside Fund Services, LLC
MEDTRONIC HOLDINGS LTD S-4 Goldman, Sachs & Co.
MAVENIR SYSTEMS INC S-1 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. / Needham & Company, LLC / Pacific Crest Securities LLC / Cowen and Company, LLC
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC /DE/ S-4 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

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Total capital markets transactions: Q1 – Q2 2014

So far, 2014 is being well-celebrated for the return of IPOs to the capital markets, with 151 IPOs counted by industry watchdog Renaissance Capital.

However, important as they are, IPOs are a small percentage of the celebration. In fact, these 151 IPO S-1 filings are only NYSE and NASDAQ listed – and less than 30% of the total S-1 filings count of 533. Remember, an S-1 is not just for an Initial Public Offering. Public companies submit a Secondary Offering S-1 (and sometimes S-3) file to the SEC anytime they issue new stock for public sale. Post IPO, this S-1 registration is typically to refinance or raise more capital for growth.

Total transactions for the first half of 2014 is 1,249. We carefully track all capital markets transactions as Vintage executes the end-to-end registrations tasks for issuers: typesetting to filings to hardcopy printing. You can see a drafting session in this video. Presentation1   Transaction types:

  • S-1: General form of registration statement for all companies including face-amount certificate companies
  • S-3: Registration statement for specified transactions by certain issuers
  • S-4 Registration of securities issued in business combination transactions
  • N-2: Initial filing of a registration statement on Form N-2 for closed-end investment companies
  • F-1: Registration statement for securities of certain foreign private issuers
  • S-11: Registration statement for securities to be issued by real estate companies
  • 10-12G: Initial general form for registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g)
  • 10-12B: Initial general form for registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b)

A last point is to re-emphasize is that the media (i.e. Jim Cramer shouting and honking horns) tends to focus on the NYSE and NASDAQ IPOs. Hundreds of Emerging Growth Companies and large international companies IPO each year on the OTC Markets. Dig deeper to see growth.

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Should auld (GAAP) taxonomies be forgot, and never brought to file…

It’s a new year for XBRL filers! As of now, all corporate issuers should be on either the US GAAP 2014 or 2013 taxonomies. The 2012 taxonomies are retired – the SEC’s two-year acceptance window has officially expired. Certainly, all Vintage clients are already up-to-date.

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The new GAAP taxonomies affect the following SEC corporate form types:

Filing Program Att. Type EDGAR Forms
Interactive Data EX-101 10-K, 10-K/A,10-KT, 10-KT/A,10-Q, 10-Q/A, 10-QT, 10-12B, 10-QT/A, 10-12B/A, 10-12G, 10-12G/A, 8-K, 8-K/A, 8-K12B, 8-K12B/A, 8-K12G3, 8-K12G3/A, 8-K15D5, 8-K15D5/A, 20-F, 20-F/A, 20FR12B, 20FR12B/A, 20FR12G, 20FR12G/A, 40-F, 40-F/A, 40FR12B, 40FR12B/A, 40FR12G, 40FR12G/A, 6-K,6-K/A, SP 15D2 ,SP 15D2/A, S-1,S-1/A, S-1MEF, S-3, S-3/A,S-3ASR, S-3D, S-3DPOS, S-3MEF, S-4, S-4/A, S-4EF, S-4MEF, S-4 POS, S-11, S-11/A, S-11MEF, POS AM, POS EX, POSASR, F-1, F-1/A, F-1MEF, F-3,F-3/A, F-3ASR,F-3D, F-3DPOS,F-3MEF, F-4,F-4/A, F-4EF, F-4MEF, F-4 POS,F-10, F-10/A, F-10EF, F-10POS

If you are having ANY difficulties with your taxonomies, PLEASE reach out to us. This is especially important for corporate issuers who feel they have been left at the XBRL Support Alter i.e. “DIY” SaaS XBRL portals that charge extra for support. Download the SaaS portal checklist here. 

We don’t charge extra. It’s part of delivering intelligent value.

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IPOs and Transactions: July 7 – 11

There were 44 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of the corporations and law firms that selected our transactions services last week including Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. w/ BRL Law Group LLC, CytoMedix Inc. w/ Schiff Hardin LLP and Gramercy Property Trust Inc. w/ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

We appreciate that they selected to work with us and we’re pleased that they found us to be the intelligent value. Watch our video.

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Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Law firm / Advisor
INTERFACE SECURITY SYSTEMS HOLDINGS INC S-4 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
C1 FINANCIAL, INC. S-1 Alston & Bird LLP
HIGH SIERRA ENERGY L P S-4 Andrews Kurth LLP
LEGACY RESERVES LP LGCY S-3 Nasdaq Andrews Kurth LLP
VANTAGE ENERGY INC. S-1 Baker Botts L.L.P.
RICE ENERGY INC. RICE S-1 NYSE Baker Botts L.L.P.
AAC HOLDINGS, INC. S-1 Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
ELITE BOOKS INC S-1 Bauman & Associates Law Firm
MODUSLINK GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC MLNK S-3 Nasdaq Bingham McCutchen LLP
BRAINSTORM CELL THERAPEUTICS INC. BCLI S-1 OTC BRL Law Group LLC
LIVE FIT CORP. S-1 Brunson Chandler & Jones, PLLC
RING ENERGY, INC. REI S-1 NYSE Burleson LLP
YODLE INC S-1 Cooley LLP
OTONOMY, INC. S-1 Cooley LLP
APPLIED GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES CORP AGTC S-1 Nasdaq Cooley LLP
ALCOA INC AA S-3 NYSE Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
C1 FINANCIAL, INC. S-1 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
GOLDMAN SACHS MLP ENERGY RENAISSANCE FUND N-2 Dechert LLP
CHS INC CHSCO S-1 Nasdaq Dorsey & Whitney LLP
HARMONY MERGER CORP. S-1 Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
APPLIED GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES CORP AGTC S-1 Nasdaq Foley Hoag LLP
HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. HNR S-3 NYSE Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
GLOBAL CLEAN ENERGY, INC. GCEI 10-12G OTC Global Clean Energy, Inc.
FIRST BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FBIZ S-4 Nasdaq Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
REWALK ROBOTICS LTD. F-1 Goldfarb Seligman & Co.
HARMONY MERGER CORP. S-1 Graubard Miller
WESTMORELAND COAL CO WLB S-3 Nasdaq Holland & Hart LLP
GALENFEHA, INC. S-3 Karlen & Stolzar, LLP
FINJAN HOLDINGS, INC. FNJN S-3 Nasdaq Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
GALENFEHA, INC. S-3 Kyle L. Tingle, CPA, LLC
YODLE INC S-1 Latham & Watkins LLP
RENTECH, INC. RTK S-3 Nasdaq Latham & Watkins LLP
ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY, L.P. ETE S-4 NYSE Latham & Watkins LLP
FERRELLGAS L P S-4 McGuireWoods LLP
FERRELLGAS PARTNERS L P FGP S-4 NYSE McGuireWoods LLP
REWALK ROBOTICS LTD. F-1 Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal
GRAMERCY PROPERTY TRUST INC. GPT S-3 NYSE Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
NORTH BAY RESOURCES INC NBRI S-1 OTC North Bay Resources Inc.
REMARK MEDIA, INC. MARK S-1 Nasdaq Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
OTONOMY, INC. S-1 Otonomy, Inc.
INCONTACT, INC. SAAS S-3 Nasdaq Parsons Behle & Latimer
GEVO, INC. GEVO S-3 Nasdaq Paul Hastings LLP
NATIONAL PENN BANCSHARES INC NPBC S-4 Nasdaq Reed Smith LLP
RENTECH, INC. RTK S-3 Nasdaq Rentech, Inc.
ANDES 1 INC. 10-12G Richard Chiang
ANDES 2 INC. 10-12G Richard Chiang
ANDES 3 INC. 10-12G Richard Chiang
TELETRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 10-12G Saul Holdings Limited Partnership
CYTOMEDIX INC CMXI S-1 OTC Schiff Hardin LLP
AAC HOLDINGS, INC. S-1 Sidley Austin LLP
REWALK ROBOTICS LTD. F-1 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
NATIONAL PENN BANCSHARES INC NPBC S-4 Nasdaq Spidi & Fisch, PC
FIRST BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FBIZ S-4 Nasdaq Stinson Leonard Street LLP
VANTAGE ENERGY INC. S-1 Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
RICE ENERGY INC. RICE S-1 NYSE Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
CRESTWOOD MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP CMLP S-3 NYSE Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
PROVINCE HEALTHCARE CO S-4 White & Case LLP
REWALK ROBOTICS LTD. F-1 White & Case LLP
OTONOMY, INC. S-1 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
AMERICAN CHURCH MORTGAGE CO ACMC S-11 OTC Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
YODLE INC S-1 Yodle, Inc.

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