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Happiness Biotech Group Limited Announces Pricing of US$11 Million Firm Commitment Initial Public Offering

October 29, 2019

Happiness Biotech Group Limited (the “Company”), an innovative China-based nutraceutical and dietary supplements producer, announced today the pricing of a U.S. underwritten initial public offering ("Offering") of 2,000,000 ordinary shares at a price to the public of $5.50 per share. The ordinary shares have been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market and are expected to commence trading on October 25, 2019 under the ticker symbol "HAPP."

CLIENT ALERT - PROPOSED NASDAQ RULE CHANGE TO INITIAL LISTING STANDARDS

July 09, 2019

On July 5th, 2019 the Securities and Exchange Commission published Amendment No. 3 to proposed changes by the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq” or the “Exchange”) to its Initial Listing Standards.[1] Nasdaq stated in its proposed rule change that it believes that these amendments are necessary in order to ensure that Nasdaq only lists securities with a sufficient market, with adequate depth and liquidity, and with sufficient investor interest to support an exchange listing. The proposed rules will take effect on an expedited basis prior to the thirtieth day following its publication in the Federal Register.

CLIENT ALERT – NASDAQ FAQ 416

July 09, 2019

On June 10, 2019, in response to the proposed bill, “Ensuring Quality Information and Transparency for Abroad-Based Listings on our Exchanges” (“EQUITABLE Act”), Nasdaq released a FAQ (identification number 1696) clarifying listing standards for an applicant’s initial or continued listing based on a company’s financial statements. For more information, please read our previous alert dated June 25, 2019.

Blockchain Overview

June 26, 2019

Blockchain: What is it?

New buzzwords and phrases are always circulating in the business world; “Big Data,” “The Cloud,” “Digital Transformation” are prominent among others. However, one has reigned supreme and has been the topic of many boardroom conversations; “The Blockchain.” Unless you are adequately informed, the blockchain can be a confusing concept that the average person may have difficulty understanding. Is blockchain a cryptocurrency? Is there one huge blockchain, like the internet? How is blockchain applicable to my line of work? In this article, we will provide a brief overview of blockchain and some of the concepts associated with it in order to give some clarity

Client Alert - EQUITABLE Act

June 25, 2019

On June 5, 2019, a bill was introduced to Congress that, if passed, would strengthen disclosure requirements for foreign companies listed on U.S. exchanges. The “Ensuring Quality Information and Transparency for Abroad-Based Listings on our Exchanges” (“EQUITABLE Act”) would require foreign companies with securities listed on a U.S. exchange to utilize outside accounting firms who make their audits available for inspection to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) in the same manner that U.S. regulators can review firms from almost all other jurisdictions.  


Louis Taubman, Managing Partner of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li to Moderate Panel Discussion at the Deal Flow Events Reg A Conference on May 9, 2019

May 07, 2019

HTFL has been a leader in advising issuers, underwriters and investors in the use of Regulation A (Reg A), which was implemented as part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  In June 2017, HTFL represented TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, and its online division BANQ® (www.banq.co) in their role as lead managing selling agent and bookrunner in the first Reg A plus IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and since that time the firm has participated in several Reg A IPOs on the Nasdaq and OTC Markets.  HTFL has been instrumental in providing sound counsel to issuers and underwriters as they navigate the securities laws and in their interaction with  the SEC, FINRA, NASDAQ and the NYSE.

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