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Companies selling securities in reliance on a Regulation D exemption or a Section 4(6) exemption from the registration provisions of the '33 Act must file a Form D as notice of such a sale. The form must be filed no later than 15 days after the first sale of securities. The exact form type is usually REGDEX, but may be a REG D-1 or similar. Reg D's are not filed electronically and are not currently available on LIVEDGAR.
They simply sold shares to a group of investors
because they need the cash? or because they were approached by the investors?
Private companies are private for a reason
it would seem google is growing fast ..still hiring..adding new services ..new "products"
This is great..but "this" takes cash
It's either dilute the company with issuing more shares (bringing in more investors ..or possibly selling more to a current group) or
paying the lenders for the growth
usually MUCH better signal that you are able to raise that cash through investors than lenders
It would appear the paid "adword" program is wheere they are counting onn gaining revenues...
I wouldnt worry about the finacial health of google unless you see their revenue generating programs (new and old) not being accpted ..or utilized if you will..
How can you tell if it is popular?
Well wuith a private company you have no finacial records to look at so you kind of wing it and get the pulse of the community that would should be usingh the product..
You might want check the pulse of this forum for starters ;)
Not necessarily the filing, but with private placements they don't offer what's called a prospectus, rather they issue an OM - Offering Memorandum. People who are potential investors receive those from the company itself or investment bankers who are doing the placements for the company.
>is Google ready to do an IPO?
Not very likely imho, or they wouldn't be doing private placement at this point in time. Private placements for raising venture capital are very commonly done by offering either limited partnerships (as is common with oil & gas deals) or by issuing shares of Private Preferred Stock. The latter is generally touted as pre-IPO investments, but there's no guarantee of any company actually going public, and some never do.
When and if a company does go public, investors are issued publicly traded shares.
Consider Google , the popular Internet search service. It named former Novell Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt as its chief executive in August, a move widely considered an effort to groom the company for an IPO. Google also has something still rare for Internet companies: It says it is profitable -- though it won't say how much it made. Google has been talking to several investment banks including W.R. Hambrecht and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and has told employees that it expects to have an IPO within six to nine months, though the company denies anything is happening yet.
Guess weŽll know soon ;-)