All Unicorn Shareholders Are Not Treated Alike

You can read countless articles and blogs by VCs, lawyers and investment bankers who have tried to explain the sudden appearance of an ever-increasing number of Unicorns. What is a Unicorn? A seeming contradiction in terms: a private (frequently a startup) company...

Historical Perspective on Technology Adoption

An Open Letter to Duke Long I always enjoy your perspective on the CRE Tech world. Your piece on Are You Adapting to Commercial Real Estate Technology Quickly Enough? brings me back to a historical perspective that I have frequently told over my almost four decades as...

Raising Significant Capital

Chessiecap Securities is pleased to announce a significant new capability for our clients: access to a rapidly evolving market of debt and equity capital from non-traditional funds. Over the past year, we have been developing this capability in conjunction with a...

ESOP Revival?

By:  Douglas M. Schmidt Partner, Chessiecap Securities Faltering federal M&A market drives ESOP consideration In recent months, we have fielded inquiries and assisted in evaluating and developing ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) for companies that provide...