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    IPO Analysis

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    taken into consideration before a company decides to go public. In fact, the process is so complex that many companies decide to withdraw in the mist of it. Table 1 below shows the number of companies withdraws from the process after the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: The Cost of an IPO Though used to raise capital, companies incur considerable amount of cost directly related to an IPO. For instance, a company going public incur legal cost, accounting or auditing and advisory costs, SEC filing fees, underwriter’s costs, and stock exchange listing fees. Without considering the underwriters’ fee, an IPO cost on average more than $3 million (Allison et al, 2008). In recent years, the cost of an IPO has increased due to increasing government and legal requirement resulted from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. For instance, Allison (2008) writes that IPO expenses rose 9.2% from 2005 to 2007, and that is even without considering the underwriters’ fee and commissions. In fact, according to a publication from PwC’s Deal Practice (2012), about 87 percent of CFOs shares that the direct cost of IPO were higher than they expected. Hence, PwC claims that a company considering going public spends on average $3.7 millions of cost directly related to IPO, apart from the underwriting fees. These costs are higher than many CFOs calculate. Figure 1 shows graphically the percentage of CFOs that expected lowers cost that they ended up incurring with the IPO. Figure 1. According to PwC…

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    Linkedin Case

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    History LinkedIn was founded by Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly and Jean-Luc Vaillant, on May 5th, 2003. It was originally set up in December of 2002, in Reid Hoffman’s living room. At the end of the first month, they had a total of 4,500. By fall, Linkedin showed enough promise to gain an investment from Sequoia Capital, an investment company based in California which is mostly concerned with electronics. That same year, they introduced address book uploads. In 2004, they…

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    THE LENNAR CORPORATION JOINT VENTURE INVESTMENTS Background Information Lennar Corporation is one of the largest residential home builders in USA.It is a provider of real estate related financial services, commercial real estate, investment management and finance company.Lennar Corporation was started in 1954 by Arnold Rosen.Arnold Rosens intial construction company was known as F & R builders In 1956 Arnold Rosen entered into joint ventures with Leonard Miller combining Rosens strengths in…

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    But slowly allowing outside shareholders’ funds Equity-Shareholders Banks (Mostly State-Owned Enterprises) Banks (Private/Family Owned) Legal System Civil ‘Code’ German influence Civil Government is a key regulator of the accounting system Common Civil ‘Code’ Civil ‘Code’ Taxation Conformity to financial statement One set of accounting reports Separate Tax to Accounting Profit Conformity to financial statement Mexican GAAP and FRS compliance Political and Economic Ties Influence…

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    n our world today there are two basic types of businesses. Businesses that are locally owned and corporations. Corporations first appeared in America around 1870 when men with men like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller forever changed business in the United States. Before this time, locally owned or small family businesses were the norm. In today’s business world, however, corporations far outnumber small businesses. There are many differences between the two such as government assistance…

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    Business Ownership

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    publicly traded partnership; they are owned and ran like a corporation however most of the time taxed like a partnership. The disadvantages of a partnership besides the ones mentioned are unlimited liability, normally when you have more than one person running a business you will run into management disagreements. A partnership is terminated if any one of the general partners dies, withdraws, or in any other way cannot be part of the business. However, the other partners can purchase that…

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    Commonwealth Bank Ethics

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    services, products and ethical choices that forms this corporation and its work force. This task is a guide to understanding the way corporation functions in the community by collection of information that explains the functionality of the Commonwealth Bank. Through Journal articles and other sources, I have gathered information that defines and explains key concepts that forms an organization. Commonwealth Bank as the chosen organization has been researched on and its mission, ethical values,…

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    Those who deprive citizens of their chances are corporations that possess “…control over material things” (Foner 167) inhibit…

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    Three Types Of Business

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    type of business it will be. In today’s business world there are three types of businesses sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. In this paper each type of business will be explained in detail by describing advantages, disadvantages, and examples of each type of business. The first form of business is the sole proprietorship. A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned and operated by one person. Sole proprietorships make up 72% of all businesses yet account for only 5% of…

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    A business entity is an organization that uses economic resources or inputs to provide goods or services to customers in exchange for money or other goods and services. There are three main types of businesses are sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Each of these entities has its own advantages and disadvantages. Sole proprietorship – This is a type of business that is usually owned by one person and adopted by small business entities. It is an unincorporated business owned and…

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