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Junior Capital Pool (JCP)
A junior capital pool (JCP) is a corporate structure that allows a company to issue its shares or stock options to the public before going into an actual business. JCP also refers to a company that engages in such an act. When a company goes public (issues stock options) before having an operational business structure, a junior capital pool exists.
JCP as a corporate practice is peculiar to Canada, it was first invented in Alberta, Canada and it only exists on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange. The goal of a JCP is to provide a capital structure through which start-ups or emerging companies can easily raise funds for business operations.
A Little More on What is a Junior Capital Pool (JCP)
A junior capital pool (JCP) is a form of corporate financing that started in Canada, it was first invented in the oil and gas industry. It serves as a alternative way startups can raise money to go public. Undergoing a JCP requires that an emerging firm or a startup gets a minimum of $100,000 as investment from founders and then issues its shares to the public in order to gain additional funds to start its business operation.
A junior capital pool has a structure that allows the founders of a company to fund it with a minimum of $100,000 before such a company is listed on the stock exchange (Canadain exchange). This corporate structure allows young startups that are yet to have a line of business operation to go public. JCPs have a lot of risks given that the companies have to means of income yet. The first JCP was invented in Alberta and was listed on the Alberta Stock Exchange.
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