New Book From CCH Details E-business Finance Strategies
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 9, 2001) With the reversals in the public market
for the securities of many dot-com companies, rounding up funds for a prospective
e-business has become a serious, and often difficult, undertaking. To help businesses and
their professional advisors secure the resources needed to turn e-business planning
concepts into profitable enterprises, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax
information and software, has published Cyberfinance: Raising Capital for the
E-Business by Martin B. Robins, J.D. (430 pages, $79. To order, call CCH at
1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH online store at http://tax.cchgroup.com/onlinestore.)
"People are no longer showering money on companies just because they have
dot-com in their names; however, funds are available for good business models
that are well executed," said Joe Gornick, Executive Editor of CCHs Federal and
State Tax Book Group.
Cyberfinance is a definitive resource for professional advisors to e-businesses,
venture capitalists, financial institutions, individual investors, as well as current and
aspiring e-business owners and managers themselves.
Author Robins explores the tax, financial and legal considerations that must be
addressed to get and keep new Internet-driven companies up and running. In practical and
straightforward language, Cyberfinance examines the pertinent resources, processes
and techniques and interpersonal dynamics associated with the raising of capital for
Relates Finance Needs to Business Development, Choice of Entity
Robins explains capital-raising sources and procedures in detail and lays out the
unique financing concerns associated with each of the three main stages of business
developmentstart-up, growth and late-stage capital raising and harvesting, such as
an initial public offering and/or sale of the company.
While the focus is on obtaining financing for e-business ventures, Robins also explores
the many tax and legal considerations in entity selection and organization with an
emphasis on their impact on the capital-raising process, as well as the corporate and
securities law requirements and challenges for e-businesses. This creates a context in
which the financing issues and techniques can be understood in their relation to the legal
Cyberfinance: Raising Capital for the E-Business is organized in seven
- Introduction to the E-Business
- Choice of EntityLaying the Foundation for the Capital-Raising Process
- Implications of the Securities Laws
- Capital Raising for the Early-Stage Company
- Capital Raising for Growth
- A Note on the Accounting Process
- Later-stage Capital Raising and Capital Harvesting
Cyberfinance discusses in detail the implications of the recent market
reversals. Also distinguishing it from other works in the area is the books breadth.
This comprehensive guide addresses all of the major business and legal considerations
impacting the e-business financing process and includes significant analysis of the major
non-legal interpersonal factors that are likely to be encountered at each stage of the
Also included is a helpful appendix of practice tools that provide the practitioner
with conceptualized aids to assist in planning and decision making. Such aids include
sample documents, forms and charts.
About the Author
Martin B. Robins is an attorney who specializes in business transactions with an
emphasis on business start-ups, financings and technology-related issues. Robins holds a
J.D. from Harvard University and a business degree from the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania. He has written many articles for legal and business journals
on business and financial issues.
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to purchase the 430page Cyberfinance: Raising Capital
for the E-Business, contact CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH online store
Single-copy price is $79 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts
and school adoption pricing are available.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has
served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces
more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance,
human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH website can be accessed at www.cch.com. The CCH federal and state tax
website can be accessed at http://tax.cchgroup.com.
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