Electric Commercial Vehicle Company Greenlighted on $22M Tier 2 Offering

A Southern California based green-tech automotive company has been qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $22 million through a Tier 2 Regulation A+ offer. Adomani tapped a local California broker-dealer focusing on the Reg A market, Boustead Securities, to sell 4,400,000 of common stock at $5 per share with a $500 minimum investment.

Adomani provides school bus and fleet operators with complete Zero Emission Vehicles and plug-in hybrid solutions. The company brings together electric drivetrain technology, customized products, and service partners to cut total cost of ownership and boost vehicle reliability.

So far sales have led to only $68,000 in revenue with negative net income of $10,685,000 as of the end of 2016. The offering says there will be a focus on expanding sales internationally to the Chinese market. But first any capital raised will be used to pay off $4.2 million of short-term debt due in November. An additional $1 million borrowed from third parties and affiliates for working capital is due this year.

Despite the high burn rate and early-stage nature of the company, Adomani is being promoted as having the potential to list on a national exchange. And the issuer has spent heavily on hiring top professionals to prepare and sell the offer. DLA Piper is counsel for the issuer, booking $400,000 in legal fees, which is at the top range of Reg A legal fees according to AlphaBase, Growth Capitalist’s Reg A deals database. Adomani’s auditor, MaloneBailey, is being paid $67,000 in fees. Adomani’s latest offering documents estimate $4 million in total professional fees and offering costs.

SEC Stock Promotion Busts Snare Well-known Players in Microcap IR and Media

The Securities and Exchange Commission is cracking down on investor relations firms that promote investment in emerging growth companies without disclosing that they are getting paid to tout their stock. On Monday April 10 the regulator announced a sweep of enforcement cases against executives at IR firms and the writers they hired to write bullish articles on penny stock companies masked as unbiased analyses which were posted on online investment websites including Seeking Alpha, The Street, Motley Fool and Benzinga.

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Myomo Aims for NYSE Listing with $15M Offering

Cambridge, Mass.-based medical robotics company Myomo is seeking to become the first issuer to be listed on the NYSE MKT if it is successful in raising $15 million through a Tier 2 Regulation A offering. The 11-year-old company launched its offering in mid-March, selling shares priced at $7.50 with a pre-money valuation of $35 million.

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Legion M on Pace to Raise $800K in First 30 Days

A California-based entertainment studio startup has passed the minimum capital raise it set for its Regulation A offering in just a few weeks. Legion M Entertainment, using the Wefunder platform to market the offer, has raised $793,164 through 1,321 investors as of April 6.