The JOBS Act: A Game-Changer for IPOs

At ConnectOne Bancorp, we filed and completed our Initial Public Offering (IPO) in February 2013. We were the first bank  to do so since 2010, during a time when investing in the financial sector was perceived to be undesirable. Our filing under the JOBS act allowed us to discuss the strategic direction that we envisioned with potential investors and gain their perspective. We took advantage of the “Testing the Waters” option, which allowed us to confidentially talk with institutional investors, get their feedback and refine our presentation accordingly, all before publicly filing our IPO. It is a tool that  that every small business looking to go public should utilize. See more of my thoughts and our experience with the Jobs act in Part 2 of my Inc. Magazine Playback Series

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