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Critical Business Dates
  • Please update your business calendar with the following critical dates
Business Companies Annual Renewal Fees Cut-Off Dates
For companies incorporated Jan 1-June 30
 2007-20082008-2009
No penaltyMay 31, 2007May 30, 2008
10% penaltyJune 1-July 31, 2007May 31-July 31, 2008
50% penaltyAug 1-Oct 31, 2007Aug 1-Oct 31, 2008
Company is struck off the BVI corporate rosterAfter Nov 1, 2007After Nov 1, 2008

Business Companies Annual Renewal Fees Cut-Off Dates
For companies incorporated July 1-Dec 31
 2007-20082008-2009
No penaltyNov 30, 2007Nov 28, 2008
10% penaltyDec 1, 2007-Jan 31, 2008Nov 29, 2008-Jan 30, 2009
50% penaltyFeb 1-Apr 30, 2008Jan 31-Apr 30, 2009
Company is struck off the BVI corporate rosterAfter May 1, 2008After May 1, 2009

Fund Companies Annual Renewal Fees
 2007-20082008-2009
Cut-Off DatesMar 30, 2007Mar 31, 2008

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Venture Stock Exchange Selector
  • CCSL and its partners can help your company in raising equity capital for business growth
  • Create a thriving market in your company's shares by being listed at the world-leading public venture stock exchanges
  • For further information email: crescorp01 (at) crescorpltd.com
 
Stock Exchange Typical Time to List Typical Costs Specialization
New York - NASDAQ  
bullet One of the most expensive but good value-for-money stock markets
bullet Raise funds in US$
bullet Specializes in industrial, healthcare, IT and consumer sectors
bullet Companies under $500M capitalization are considered microcaps; analysts and investors typically do not follow them
bullet 3 different tiers - NASDAQ Capital, NASDAQ Global and Global Select
bullet Requires expensive and exhaustive SarbOx corporate compliance
New York - American Stock Exchange (AMEX)    
bullet Raise funds in US$
bullet Specializes in healthcare, biotech, medtech and high-tech
bullet A leading exchange for small and midcap companies, with market capitalization US$100-$500M
bullet Provides intensive investor relations services for its listed companies
bullet Requires expensive and exhaustive SarbOx corporate compliance
London - AIM
bullet ~4 months
bullet Faster listing for the companies already listed on other designated exchanges
bullet Total costs £475k-£730k
bullet Annual compliance costs £150-£200k
bullet Profitable companies with positive EBITDA
bullet 25-30% annual revenue growth
bullet No start-ups or early stage (with the exception of bio-tech); equivalent to series C financing rounds
bullet A large share of the companies listed are offshore incorporated or operate outside the UK, as it provides substantial advantages
bullet UK overseas territories preferred, as UK Corporate Governance standards are required
bullet Self-regulated -- listed companies are flexibly regulated by the assigned Nominated Advisor (Nomad) rather than by a prescribed process
bullet Personal involvement and responsibility of directors is required into the listing process, but still less than SarbOx
bullet Raising funds in £, typically much higher valuations than for other exchanges
bullet Raising above £10M makes economic sense
bullet Easy to raise additional funds
Paris - NYSE Alternext 3-6 months
bullet The listing costs ~8-10% of the amount raised
bullet Annual costs > ?
bullet Profitable companies with annual revenues 5 to 30 mEUR
bullet The deals range from 2.7 to 70 mEUR; average ~50 mEUR
bullet Raise funds in EUR
Toronto - TSX-V  
bullet The listing costs ~8% of the amount raised
bullet Raise funds in CD$
bullet Specializes in mining, natural resources, life sciences and technology sectors
bullet A leading exchange for small and midcap companies, with market capitalization CD$75-$500M


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Incorporation Application -- End User Requirements

 
Document Original or Copy
A copy of your passport, or any other form of photo identification, such as a voters-registration card or an armed forces card
bullet For each beneficial owner and director submit an original of the bank-certified or notarized copy
A copy of your driver's license
bullet For each beneficial owner and director submit an original of the bank-certified or notarized copy
Two professional references from your accountant, attorney, banker, broker, financial consultant
bullet For each beneficial owner and director submit 2 original professional references
Latest utility bill showing your name and current address
bullet For each beneficial owner and director surface mail or courier us the original bill
Incorporation Application Form
bullet Surface mail or courier us the completed and signed original
Engagement Application Form
bullet Surface mail or courier us the completed and signed original
Director's Consent Form
bullet Surface mail or courier us the completed and signed original
Receipt of funds
bullet First time clients send us a money order or wire the funds
bullet We might establish a payment plan after satisfactory payment history


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Incorporation Application -- PSC Requirements
 
Document Original or Copy
Detailed description of your firm and, if available, a company brochure
bullet Copy
Signed confirmation that you have appropriate due diligence, Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) client procedures in place, and that such information and documents will be available to us, should the need arise
bullet Original, fax or a signed email attachment
Completed and signed Incorporation Application Form that might be copied and used for each request in the future
bullet Original, fax or a signed email attachment
"Consent to act as a director" form
bullet Original, fax or a signed email attachment
Completed and signed Original Engagement Application
bullet Original, fax or a signed email attachment
Receipt of funds for the first time PSC clients
bullet We typically establish a 30-day payment plan for the intermediaries with the satisfactory payment history
If you intend to use a corporate entity to be registered as a director or shareholder for the newly incorporated company, please also submit:
bullet Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for that entity
bullet Confirmation of Good Standing
bullet Signatory list for the entity

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