In This Issue:

- Introduction

- The IPO on-ramp

- The IPO Process

- Applying Title I to other transactions

- Private offerings

- Crowdfunding

- Regulation A+

- Exchange Act registration thresholds

- Research

- Other capital formation discussions

- Excerpt from Introduction:

Many market participants were taken by surprise by the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The JOBS Act, HR 3606, was passed by the United States House of Representatives on March 8 2012. On March 22, the Senate passed HR 3606 with an amendment to Title III (providing for the crowdfunding exemption with enhanced investor protections). On March 27, the House of Representatives accepted the Senate’s amendment, and on April 5, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. To many, this may sound like a quick path for legislation, especially when considered in the context of a Congress that seemed virtually deadlocked and unable to reach the consensus required to take action on pressing issues. When considered closely and in context, however, it becomes clear that the Act was the culmination of an at least year-long bipartisan effort in both the House and Senate to address concerns about capital formation and unduly burdensome Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.

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