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Corporate Strategies for Nanotech Companies and Investors in New Economic Times
Volume 6, Issue 2

Mark J. Graffagnini, Nanotechnology Law & Business

In this challenging economic climate, very few nanotech companies to date have successfully completed an initial public offering (“IPO”) on the American capital markets, including the NASDAQ. Market factors have been largely to blame for the failure of nanotech companies to successfully go public on these capital markets, but additional factors have prevented companies from going public as well. In this article, Mark J. Graffagnini examines several issues faced by venture-backed nanotech companies seeking financing in the current recession and beyond. Specifically, Mr. Graffagnini discusses financing terms that venture-backed companies may face in the current economic climate, issues with strategic investments and mergers & acquisitions in troubling economic times and listing on foreign capital markets for nanotech companies considering trading on an open market. Nanotech companies must use every available advantage to survive the recent economic downturn to receive short-term financing and should begin to further consider longer-term capital strategies on alternative capital exchange markets to ensure their survival and growth if the U.S. IPO market does not open up soon.

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