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Published on July 19, 2017 / Forbes

Private Company Employees Cashing Out In First Half Of Year In Record Numbers

Trading of shares in still-private companies hit a record high in the first half of the year at alternative investment firm NASDAQ Private Market, signaling a growing desire from employees to cash in on some of their equity stakes as companies stay private for longer and soar to eye-popping valua

Published on March 13, 2017 / ThinkAdvisor

Nasdaq Private Market Expands into Alternative Investments

Nasdaq Private Market announced the launch of Alternatives, a new business line designed to address the challenge of liquidity in alternative investment funds.

Published on March 13, 2017 / Institutional Investor

Nasdaq Seen Spurring Trading in Private Equity Funds

To address the conundrum of investors not being able to sell their stakes when they need to meet unanticipated cash needs, or when the public markets are under stress, Nasdaq Private Market is now offering a centralized venue to trade private equity funds and select mutual funds that invest in il

Published on March 08, 2017 / Investment News

Nasdaq courts advisers with new private-equity trading platform

Private-equity managers are poised to start targeting financial advisers and their wealthier clients, thanks to an expanded alternatives platform by Nasdaq Private Markets

Published on September 21, 2016 / Wall Street Journal

Founders Circle Raises $208M Fund for Secondary Deals

The market for secondary transactions has been rising as startups stay private longer and companies look to provide some liquidity to their longstanding employees. NASDAQ Private Market said it worked on $544 million in secondary-deal volume across 12 deals in the first half of this year, which w

Published on August 22, 2016 / The New York Times

Airbnb and Others Set Terms for Employees to Cash Out

SAN FRANCISCO — Technology start-ups have long wrestled with a conundrum of how to reward their employees. Many of their workers are compensated with lucrative piles of a start-up’s stock, but cannot cash it in because the shares do not trade publicly.

Published on August 17, 2016 / San Francisco Chronicle

Bills would ease tax burden of private-company stock options

A bill introduced in Congress this summer would ease the burden by letting some private-company employees defer the income, and thus the federal tax due, for up to seven years. (The bill would not affect state taxes.) But it would not eliminate the risk of paying taxes on paper profits.

Published on August 14, 2016 / The Financial Times

Airbnb attacks ‘bottom feeder’ sharks circling workers’ shares

Some of Silicon Valley’s most highly valued private technology companies, including Airbnb and Uber, are expressing concern and taking action over a new breed of brokers trying to solicit shares from employees and early investors.

Published on August 13, 2016 / SFGate

Firms setting terms for workers to cash out of startup shares

Technology startups have long wrestled with a conundrum of how to reward their employees.

Published on July 27, 2016 / Bloomberg Technology

Startup Investors Are Still Finding Ways to Cash Out Despite the IPO Drought

Startup investors are hitting the exits even as companies keep delaying going public.

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