PIPE Transaction Trends: 2017 & 2018 Growth in Alternative Offerings

Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) transactions offer company issuers the opportunity to sell unregistered equity via a private marketing process. PIPEs include both individual and institutional-grade investment groups. In recent years, smaller firms are utilizing PIPE transactions for acquisition financing, growth capital and a host of additional financing needs. Private equity investors have numerous opportunities to invest in companies through PIPE transactions. The article will present an overview of PIPE transactions, including the recent deals that occurred in 2017. A synopsis of the trends and outlook of PIPE transactions in the private equity market will also be presented. Overview Reverse mergers, often referred to as alternative public offerings (APOs), are typically connected to PIPE transactions. The public offerings via reverse mergers combined with PIPEs have become more popular as investors engage in PIPE transactions to gain more liquidity in what is…

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