Monthly Archives: July 2012

Last week’s IPOs and Transactions

There were 35 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of our clients that filed last week, including VRINGO, Inc. (NYSE), BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ) and EntreMed, Inc. (NASDAQ). We appreciate that they selected to work with us for this important step in their company’s growth.

Need help with your next “Big Deal?” Contact our Deal Room (VDR) team. Learn more.

Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Advisor / Law Firm
AINA LE’A INC. S-1 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
AMROSE OIL CO INC. S-1 Serpent Acquisitions LLC.
APOLLO RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE, INC. AMTG S-3 NYSE Clifford Chance US LLP
ASURE SOFTWARE INC ASUR S-3 Nasdaq Messerli & Kramer P.A.
BIODEL INC BIOD S-3 Nasdaq Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
BNC BANCORP BNCN S-3 Nasdaq Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
COMMUNITY PARTNERS BANCORP CPBC S-3 Nasdaq Stevens & Lee
ENTREMED INC ENMD S-3 Nasdaq Arnold & Porter LLP
ENVIRO CLEANSE INC. S-1 Janet Trost, Attorney at Law
FOCUS VENTURE PARTNERS, INC S-1 Fleming PLLC
GLOBAL GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES INC GGS S-4 NYSE Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, P.C.
HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INC HMPR S-1 Nasdaq Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc.
HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INC HMPR S-1 Nasdaq Williams Mullen
I-LEVEL MEDIA GROUP INC ILVL S-1 OTC i-Level Media Group Inc.
IMPRIMIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. IMMY S-1 OTC Morrison & Foerster LLP
IMPRIMIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. IMMY S-1 OTC Richardson & Patel LLP
INOVA TECHNOLOGY INC. INVA S-1 OTC HP Accounting
KAISER ALUMINUM CORP KALU S-4 Nasdaq Jones Day
LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC./DE LXRX S-3 Nasdaq Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC./DE LXRX S-3 Nasdaq Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
LITHIA MOTORS INC LAD S-3 NYSE Lane Powell PC
MARKETKAST, INC S-1 Anslow + Jaclin, LLP
NEW AMERICA ENERGY CORP. NECA S-1 OTC Anslow + Jaclin, LLP
NORTHWESTERN CORP NWE S-3 NYSE Jones Day
PARKER DRILLING CO /DE/ PKD S-4 NYSE Baker Botts L.L.P.
PIKE ELECTRIC CORP PIKE S-3 NYSE Moore & Van Allen PLLC
ROBERTSON ACQUISITIONS II, INC. 10-12G Robertson Acquisitions II, Inc.
STONE BOAT MINING CORP. S-1 Diane D. Dalmy Attorney at Law
TRANS LUX CORP TNLX S-1 OTC Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP
TRUEBLUE, INC. TBI S-3 NYSE K&L Gates LLP
VANTIV, INC. VNTV S-1 NYSE Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
VANTIV, INC. VNTV S-1 NYSE Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
VRINGO INC VRNG S-3 NYSE Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
XPLORE TECHNOLOGIES CORP XLRT S-1 OTC Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
XPLORE TECHNOLOGIES CORP XLRT S-1 OTC Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC Companies Webcast Live to Online Investors, August 2nd, at RetailInvestorConferences.com

CEOs to take questions in real-time during formal roadshow presentations, meet and “chat” in virtual trade booths

New York, NY, JULY 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire and MUNCmedia today announced the agenda of the upcoming RetailInvestorConferences.com, the monthly online investor conference series. Individual investors, institutional investors and analysts are invited.

Pre-registration is suggested to save time: There is no fee for anyone to log-in, attend the live presentations and ask questions.

LINK: www.retailinvestorconferences.com > red “register/ watch event now” button

August 2nd Agenda: all times are Eastern standard

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Aflac NYSE: AFL
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Investor Education Session: BB&T Capital Markets Introduction to Business Development Companies (BDCs)
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Organovo OTC: ONVO
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Solar Senior Capital NASDAQ: SUNS
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Investor Education Session:                     Iclub Central Secrets of Small Cap Investing
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. NYSE: INO

These monthly conferences are a now an integral element within PR Newswire’s Capital Markets Visibility 365, a new investor relations strategy designed for small and micro-cap companies.  Click here to watch Capital Markets Visibility 365 videos here. 

July 12th 24/7 replay: www.retailinvestorconferences.com > red “register/ watch event now” button

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals NASDAQ: ACRX
CommerceTel OTC: MFON
Cytomedix, Inc OTC: CMXI
DATATRACK OTC: DATA
Intellipharmaceutics International, Inc. NASDAQ: IPCITSX: I
Investor Education Session w/The Motley Fool “Cashing on Megatrends in Payments”
Investor Education Session w/ Iclub Central “Winning with Mutual Funds”
La Jolla Pharmaceuticals OTC: LJPC
Sigma Labs OTC: SGLB

The next event is September 13th, 2012 — time slots are filling quickly: It is recommended that public companies book their preferred time slot now. Click here to email John Viglotti at PR Newswire. IR firms and PR firms are invited to contact Viglotti.

Planning calendar available: To facilitate investor relations scheduling and budgeting, a full calendar of Retail Investor Conferences.com dates is available at http://www.retailinvestorconferences.com/VRIC_calendar.html 

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About BetterInvesting

Since 1951, BetterInvesting (www.betterinvesting.org), the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, has helped over 5 million people become better, more informed investors. BetterInvesting, based in Madison Heights, Mich., helps its members build wealth through local, regional and national learning events as well as through Web-based tools, software, member publications and online resources. As the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to investment education, it provides investing knowledge and practical investing experience through local investment clubs, local volunteer chapters, online courses and an active online community. BetterInvesting and its subsidiary, ICLUBcentral, currently serve over 120,000 investors.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 56 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content – from rich media to online video to multimedia – and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a United Business Media company.

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About MUNCmedia 

MUNCmedia (MUNCmedia.com) is the first Information Media Network and world leader in web-based Retail Investor Targeting solutions. We provide online corporate communications, research and media solution to companies worldwide. From targeting press releases one-to-one to individual investors to corporate video PR content, MUNCmedia helps companies deliver targeted and scalable messages to the precise audience in real-time. Hundreds of companies, IR and PR agencies, stock exchanges and integrated newswires rely on MUNCmedia services to deliver news messages to the retail financial community every day with measurable results. MUNCmedia was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Bellevue, WA and Boston. We currently service over 300 direct public company issuers and 40 IR agency partners.

Media Contacts:

Bradley H. Smith

Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services

PR Newswire

+1.201.947.7157

bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

Adam Ritt

Director of Communications

BetterInvesting

+1 248.654.3045

adamr@betterinvesting.org

 

Frank Lane

Vice President

MUNCmedia

+1. 212 699 0999

frank.lane@muncmedia.com

 

Twitter down. Yet StockTwits is full stream ahead for our clients!

Investor Relations, as an industry, has been talking about social media for quite a while now.  To generalize, IR is not very comfortable with it yet, for many reasons – real and imagined. One common discussion regarding Twitter is filtering the vast amount of non-relevant “tweets.”

DING! Enter our newest Capital Markets Visibility 365 partner StockTwits. The single brilliance of StockTwits is it is a self-contained TARGETED Twitter filter. We only discuss the markets.

It’s also very essential to understand that StockTwits is its OWN social media network that works with and independent of Twitter. A side benny of this targeted focus is apparent today.

Juggernaut Twitter has been down for many hours today ~ on a very busy EARNINGS DAY… yet our Capital Markets Visibility 365 clients’ news is still reaching the social media-based investors through StockTwits and their independent realm.

I can’t say anymore than that.

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Have a great day.

Last week’s IPOs and Transactions

There were 30 transactions filed with the SEC last week.

Congratulations to all of our clients that filed last week, including Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ), Frederick’s of Hollywood Group, Inc. (NYSE) and Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC). We appreciate that they selected to work with us for this important step in their company’s growth.

Need help with your next “Big Deal?” Contact our Deal Room (VDR) team. Learn more.

Registrant Symbol Form Exchange Advisor / Law Firm
ABINGTON RESOURCES LTD F-1 Harold P. Gewerter, Esq.
ALON USA ENERGY, INC. ALJ S-3 NYSE Alon USA Energy, Inc.
AMPERICO CORP S-1 Law Offices of Thomas E. Puzzo, PLLC.
ANNIE’S, INC. BNNY S-1 NYSE Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
ANNIE’S, INC. BNNY S-1 NYSE K&L Gates LLP
ANNIE’S, INC. BNNY S-1 NYSE Proskauer Rose LLP
APRICUS BIOSCIENCES, INC. APRI S-3 Nasdaq Ropes & Gray LLP
CAMCO FINANCIAL CORP CAFI S-1 Nasdaq Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
CHAMBERLIN EDMONDS & ASSOCIATES INC S-4 Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
CHAMBERLIN EDMONDS & ASSOCIATES INC S-4 Ropes & Gray LLP
DCB FINANCIAL CORP DCBF S-1 OTC Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
DIRECT LED, INC S-1 Peter J. Vazquez, Jr., Esq.
FIDELITY SOUTHERN CORP LION S-3 Nasdaq Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.
FREDERICK’S OF HOLLYWOOD GROUP INC /NY/ FOH S-3 NYSE Graubard Miller
GANKIT CORP S-1 The Loev Law Firm, PC
GRYPHON GOLD CORP GYPH S-1 OTC Dorsey & Whitney LLP
KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP KOG S-4 NYSE Dorsey & Whitney LLP
LA PAZ MINING CORP. S-1 Rosenfeld, Bauman, & Forbes
LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES INC LQMT S-1 OTC Foley & Lardner LLP
MACKINAC FINANCIAL CORP /MI/ MFNC S-1 Nasdaq Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
MEDGENICS, INC. MDGN.WT S-3 NYSE Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
NOVELOS THERAPEUTICS, INC. NVLT S-1 OTC Foley Hoag LLP
PLADEO CORP. S-1 Carrillo Huettel, LLP
PLASTER CASTER INC. S-1 William Robinson Eilers, Esq
POSITIVEID CORP PSID S-1 OTC Holland & Knight LLP
RESONANCE ADVISORS LLC S-1 Morrison & Foerster LLP
RESONANCE ADVISORS LLC S-1 Resonance Advisors LLC
SUNSHINE HEART, INC. SSH S-1 OTC Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
SUNSHINE HEART, INC. SSH S-1 OTC Jones Day
WERVALUECOUPONS .COM INC. S-1 How2gopublic.com

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Capital Markets Visibility 365 component #7: 600,000+ email introduction and alerts to BetterInvesting.org investor members

“Buy and hold” + “individual investors” = BetterInvesting / NAIC. 

That’s the importance of our EXCLUSIVE next four elements in Capital Markets Visibility 365.  #7 includes an email introduction to their members that your company has joined as a corporate member.

No matter what you call them – retail, individual, self-directed, Main Street – this stakeholder base can be cultivated into a loyal SHAREholder base for your company… once you build a relationship.  The first step is an introduction via Capital Markets Visibility 365.

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After the introduction, know this: the BetterInvesting memberbase is a very proactive and learned group. To be clear, when I say “learned,” I mean “really do their research before they buy and do not suffer fools gladly.”  These constituents are passionate about investing and their money.  This is not your retail-penny-stock-pump-and-dump crowd… and is exactly why Capital Markets Visibly 365 is a 12-month strategy. True IR takes time. 

Click here to read more about Capital Markets Visibility 365.

Click here to request more information – and to speak one of our account managers.

Have a great day.

 

Happy Birthday Dodd-Frank! (excellent infographic from Davis Polk)

Here’s hoping your two is not so terrible!

Have a great day.

“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what do you think of XBRL?”

At last week’s American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals annual conference in Washington DC, our booth was active with in-depth and honest dialogue regarding XBRL.

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Needless to say, most (coughcougheverysingleonecough) corporate-based attendees don’t yet see the XBRL’s value – but they do feel the burden of time and money. Standing a mere country mile from the Lincoln Memorial, honesty prevailed and we nodded in agreement.

To that point, we then explained our role as your XBRL filer: lighten the burdens.

Timelines and deadlines: We create a detailed, 10-step XBRL schedule for our clients. This process spells out, in plain English, what MUST be done to assure filing success IE: “Your pro forma financial statements are due to Vintage Filings by:” to “Please sign off on your first draft Reviewer Guide by:” to “You will file on this date.” Very clear and concise. Very helpful for Detail Footnote Tagging’s complexity.

Fees: Our clientbase ranges from megacap to reporting microcap… and our XBRL client teams and the corresponding fees are built around the scale and reporting sophistication needed by the client. Wonderfully, last month several companies switched to our XBRL services model – realizing meaningful savings that can now be used for growth initiatives.  Remember our message: Re-balance IR (and compliance) spending to advance corporate growth and shareholder value.

Overspending on XBRL will not make you more compliant. Do due diligence and request a quote for your XBRL. Switching is easy, BTW.

Have a great day.