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Are more companies staying private? It appears that way. One simple measure is the number of annual filings that are registered annually over the last 5 years. See the table below:

YearNo. Of 10-K’s
2012 7100
2013 6933
2014 6852
2015 6754
2016 6382

Each year the number has dropped. Why? Easier to finance your business via private equity or venture capital? More discipline? Higher regulation?

The SEC meeting on 2/15 is open to the public and Calcbench is planning on attending. See you there.


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