SOURCE: Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

October 02, 2013 10:00 ET

Companies Looking to Raise Capital Often Overlook Alternative to Initial Public Offering

Private Placements Provide Good Options for Both Companies and Investors, Says Marks Paneth Advisor

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - In spite of the challenging economic environment, the recent G-20 summit reaffirmed that the US remains an engine of global economic growth. It also offers companies something that is critical for domestic and international economic growth -- capital.

That's according to a video from New York accounting firm Marks Paneth LLP

Narrated by Steven Henning, Partner-in-Charge of the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth, the video highlights how private placements are an often overlooked alternative to raising capital -- a route savvy foreign companies are pursuing here in the US to avoid the tightness of their own capital markets.

The increase in private placements is also feeding investor appetite: a growing number of US investors eager to invest in and benefit from high-growth companies and emerging growth economies around the world are doing it via the US private placement market.

In the video, Mr. Henning points out that for sophisticated investors, an advantage of private placement is that it enables companies to avoid the regulatory scrutiny of an IPO and raise money in a more streamlined process, while still giving them access to funds necessary for a variety of operating objectives, such as expansion, intellectual property, marketing or hiring. 

Private capital from the US is a bright spot in the global economy.

The video can be viewed here:

For more information, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications, Inc. at (212) 255-8386 or

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Marks Paneth & Shron LLP is an accounting firm with over 500 people, of whom nearly 65 are partners and principals. The firm provides public and private businesses with a full range of auditing, accounting, tax, consulting, bankruptcy and restructuring services as well as litigation and corporate financial advisory services to domestic and international clients. The firm also specializes in providing tax advisory and consulting for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as a wide range of services for international, real estate, media, entertainment, nonprofit, professional and financial services, and energy clients. The firm has a strong track record supporting emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and investors as they navigate the business life cycle.

The firm's subsidiary, Tailored Technologies, LLC, provides information technology consulting services. In addition, its membership in Morison International, a leading international association for independent business advisers, financial consulting and accounting firms, facilitates service delivery to clients throughout the United States and around the world. Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, whose origins date back to 1907, is the 32nd largest accounting firm in the nation and the 16th largest in the New York area. In addition, readers of the New York Law Journal rank MP&S as one of the area's top forensic accounting firms for the third year in a row.

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