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Going Public Using a Regulation S Stock Offering on the Dubai International Financial Exchange
Volume 5, Issue 1

Alan B. Shalleck, NanoClarity LLC

Notwithstanding the completion of a successful IPO by Nanosphere in 2007, the public markets have not yet passionately embraced nanotechnology. The stagnating American economy, weak dollar, and rising prices of oil have lead some firms to seek capital from foreign sources. Recently, a number of funds in the Middle East have demonstrated a willingness to make substantial investments in American technology companies. These funds are particularly interested in clean technology and nanotechnology. In this article, Alan Shalleck explores the opportunity to raise capital through an initial public offering on the Dubai exchange. He describes the Regulation S IPO offering process, provides a detailed overview of the Dubai exchange, and offers several considerations for management to consider in deciding whether to pursue an IPO on the Dubai exchange.

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