Small Business Development Group, Inc. (Symbol SBDG), a Texas Corporation trading on the OTC Markets Pink Sheets, is a holding company. The Company currently has a STOP sign on its symbol No Information Indicates companies do not provide disclosure. Publicly traded companies that do not provide information to investors should be carefully researched before making any investment decision. Further the Company has had a Q (SBDGQ) on its symbol signifying it being in Bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy proceeding has been dismissed as of July 19, 2016.
The Company was formed on March 16, 1998 as XORC, Inc.; the name was changed to Mediplace on November 30, 1998 then on December 31, 2007 it was changed to Virogen, Inc. On September 4, 2013, the name was changed to Small Business Development Group Inc.
On August 12, 2013, the Company filed Form 424 with the State of Texas to affect a reverse of the common stock at 50,000 to 1, reduced the authorized shares to 15,000,000, reduced the Series-A to 100,000 shares and redefined the terms of this Series, Reduced the Series-B to 100,000 shares and redefined the terms of this Series, reduced the Series-C to 100,000 shares and redefined the terms of this Series, which filing became effective on September 4, 2013. Before the reverse, the number of common shares issued was 6,636,694,195 and after the reverse there were 132,734 common shares issued.
SBDG as a Holding Company is committed to developing a portfolio of operating companies through acquisition from established industry segments using its Soft Leverage Buy Out (SLBO) strategy.
Large numbers of baby boomers that own a business have not planned for succession of management and many have no heir to carry on the business. These owners would like a way to start cashing in their equity, yet retain control of the business for some time to come as the Economy recovers. Their preference would be to sell for cash in order to reduce risk, however, the number of cash buyers is small; most need seller financing (often in the form of earn-outs and debt). This means owners turn their businesses and a large part of their equity over to a buyer who may or may not be able to cash them out over time. Such companies need to structure a suitable exit strategy that will provide them with their desired results, while at the same time satisfying a buyer’s ability to continue and grow the business.
Similarly, a large percentage of public corporations in the lower and mid-cap classifications are actively looking for suitable, qualified merger and acquisition candidates in the private sector. Many small public companies do not have a full time acquisition department to conduct a comprehensive vetting of candidate companies. The cost of being public has overwhelmed many small companies. Grow or fade away has been the fate of many small public companies.
Roy Y. Salisbury
President & CEO