A fresh start to 2015!

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IPOs are back

IPO Trends. Q2 has historically been a strong quarter for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). In Q2 2013, IPO activity nearly doubled over the previous quarter with 62 companies going public, raising $13.1 billion. According to Renaissance Capital, another 111 companies are in the IPO pipeline. This spike in IPO activity can be attributed to various […]

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Title I of the JOBS Act of 2012

In Advaion’s “IPOs are back” publication, we noted that Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity has spiked in 2013 with 62 IPOs in Q2 2013, and another 111 in the pipeline. One of the factors that appears to be contributing to this increased activity is the newly created issuer category under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups […]

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COSO’s 2013 integrated framework

With the vast advancements in technology, globalization and increasing complexity of operating environments that have transformed the way businesses operate today, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is making important updates to its integrated framework. The updates to the integrated framework are not meant to be a complete overhaul, but rather […]

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South Florida Tech Companies Future Growth

The Buzz. From University of Miami’s Launch Pad entrepreneurship center to eMerge Americas conference slated for early May 2014 in swanky South Beach, it’s no surprise that South Florida is cultivating the next ‘tech hub’ thanks to visionaries like Manny Medina and Daniel Cane. Some experts are saying that the seeds that are currently being […]

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Internal Audit function proposed ruling withdrawn

The Decision. Nearly four months after its initial proposal calling for a formal Internal Audit function for NASDAQ registrants, the NASDAQ has voluntarily withdrawn its proposed rule #34-69030. The NASDAQ’s decision was based upon feedback it received during that period from the issuer community. In its update released in early June the reasons provided for […]

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NASDAQ proposed internal audit rule for registrants

The Proposal. On March 4, 2013, the NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC (“NASDAQ”) proposed a new rule, that if approved by the Securities and Exchange  Commission (“SEC”), will impact all NASDAQ registrants. Under this proposed rule change, companies listed on the NASDAQ will be required to establish and maintain a formal Internal Audit function( “IAF”). This […]

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