Bill White, CEO
As I look back on the pivotal year of 2021 for ClearList, there is one simple takeaway: we have developed, tested, and deployed each of the products we currently offer to private companies in their capital markets journey.
In the last nine months, ClearList has received final regulatory approval of two broker-dealers, which has enabled the firm to transact business – including capital raises, auctions, executions, liquidity programs, cap table management, valuation services and corporate action event workflows. We have seen tremendous pent-up demand for the efficiencies created by streamlining and automating all process flows on a single platform. Issuers love that they can manage their cap table within the same ClearList platform that enables them to raise capital and access secondary trading.
The backbone of our secondary trading offering is the powerful combination of two of the largest global electronic market makers for public securities – GTS and Virtu Financial. This combination is unmatched and unprecedented in the private securities market. Responsible, professional market makers are at the core of healthy markets.
We were also excited in 2021 to partner with Lagniappe Labs to help market the Prime Unicorn Index, a leading benchmark of U.S. based private companies valued at one billion dollars or more. Some of the most innovative companies in the world make up the Prime Unicorn Index and the opportunities abound for us with the Index – stay tuned.
Next year promises to be even more exciting for ClearList now that our end-to-end platform is fully up and operational. We like our positioning as we help to develop this private company marketplace. We have reimagined the choices available for private companies at every stage of growth, all under one roof and at Issuer friendly price points. Our 2022 offering is deep – continued enhancements within our liquidity and shareholder management platforms, additional capital raises, more secondary trading, greater investor access and pre-IPO guidance, just to name a few. The model that the ClearList team has built this year truly gives us a clear path forward for continued success in 2022 and beyond – and positions ClearList to be the go-to choice for private companies.
Private Placement Disclosure:
ClearList warns that investments in private, unregistered securities involves a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. An investment in private company securities is highly speculative and should only be considered a long-term investment. Before deciding to invest, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. You must be prepared to withstand a total loss of your investment. Private company securities are also highly illiquid and there is no guarantee that a market will develop for such securities, including on the ClearList LLC Alternative Trading System. There is also no guarantee that any private placement will be publicly listed through a direct listing or Initial Public Offering. You should be aware that each investment also carries its own specific risks and that you should complete your own independent due diligence regarding the investment including obtaining additional information, opinions, financial projections, and legal or other investment advice.