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The Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act Private Offerings

The Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act is a United States federal law enacted in 2012 to increase start-up companies' access to capital by easing certain restrictions on seeking and soliciting private... more +
The Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act is a United States federal law enacted in 2012 to increase start-up companies' access to capital by easing certain restrictions on seeking and soliciting private investment. less -

Financial CHOICE Act Aims to Open Capital Markets and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed, by a 233-186 party-line vote (with all Democrats and one Republican voting against), the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, a bill principally designed to reverse many features...more

Food for Thought, part 3

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics...more

Integration of Private and Public Offerings 2017

by Locke Lord LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - A. Outline Coverage - This outline reviews the SEC’s interpretations that relate to the integration of private and public offerings and the challenges they impose for the capital formation process....more

JOBS Act Quick Start – A Brief Overview of the JOBS Act, 2016 Update

Many market participants were taken by surprise by the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The JOBS Act, HR 3606, was passed by the United States House of Representatives on March 8, 2012. On March...more

Integration of Private and Public Offerings 2015

by Locke Lord LLP on

I. INTRODUCTION - A. Outline Coverage - This outline reviews the SEC’s interpretations that relate to the integration of private and public offerings and the challenges they impose for the capital formation...more

New Era in Private Capital Raising – Opening Up General Solicitation and General Advertising

by Sands Anderson PC on

The next few years may be the largest watershed event in opening up private equity capital since the 1980s when Regulation D was first published by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). By allowing general...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

Citizen.VC No Action Letter: Clarity and Guidance for Conducting a Private Placement Online

by Mintz Levin on

The SEC has recently provided clarity as to how an issuer of securities can conduct a private placement in a password protected web page under Rule 506(b), without it being deemed a “general solicitation” and thereby being...more

SEC Radically Revamps Regulation A - Part 1

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Eligibility and Offering Size - For many years, SEC Regulation A languished as an exemption from registration that nobody really used. Although securities issued in a Regulation A offering are not “restricted securities”...more

SEC Adopts Rules to Implement Regulation A+, Providing New Avenue for Capital Formation

by WilmerHale on

Overview - On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to Regulation A (Regulation A+) pursuant to Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) for offers...more

SEC Adopts Final Rules on Regulation A+

by Morgan Lewis on

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules to amend Regulation A pursuant to the mandate under Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) that directed the SEC to...more

SEC Rules Expand Access to Capital via Larger Private Offerings (Regulation A+)

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued new rules that will enable private companies to raise as much as $50 million in a 12-month period through private offerings of securities exempt from...more

Is Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act Dead?

In a recent article titled JOBS Act State of the Union (well worth a read in full), Samuel Guzik makes the case that the SEC has given up on creating rules to implement Title III crowdfunding under the JOBS Act. Title III of...more

CFTC Issues Exemptive Relief Related to JOBS Act Amendments to Regulation D

by Dechert LLP on

The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (Division) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on September 9, 2014 issued a letter granting exemptive relief from provisions in CFTC Regulations...more

CFTC Aligns CPO Regulation With JOBS Act, Provides Other Guidance for CPOs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) recently issued several letters affecting commodity pool operators (CPOs): JOBS Act Harmonization: On September 9,...more

CFTC Publishes Long-Awaited JOBS Act Relief

The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a no-action letter on September 9, 2014 (available here) that permits certain commodity pool operators (CPOs) to conduct general solicitation in private...more

ECCF

Recently, Craig Lewis, the Chief Economist and Director of the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, commented on the economic impact of various JOBS Act reforms, or the effects on “efficiency, competition, and...more

Corporate Communicator - Spring 2014

by Snell & Wilmer on

In this issue of the Corporate Communicator we bring you two short articles on important developments from the SEC relating to private securities offerings and private M&A transactions. In the first article, we discuss the...more

Reasonable Steps to Verify - Third Party Certification Procedure Designed to Comply with New SEC Rules Permitting General...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D...more

Amending Rule 506 — Lifting the Ban on the General Solicitation of Investors and the New Bad Act Disqualification

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently enacted amendments to Rule 506 (“the Rule”) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (“the Securities Act”). These amendments were required by the...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

REGULATION FD - Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...more

Fundraising By Private Companies: SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation

by Varnum LLP on

Effective September 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") lifted the ban on general solicitation and advertising in connection with certain fundraising activities. This rule change was required by the...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

REGULATION FD - Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...more

Update! New JOBS Act Regulations

Several of our discussions have mentioned the SEC’s delay in adopting final implementing regulations under the JOBS Act of 2012, however, on September 23, 2013 a few new JOBS Act regulations will become effective to implement...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel (Cumulative)

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As forecast, there is no shortage of law firm memos describing Regulation D changes, including the final rules eliminating the general solicitation ban (here) and prohibiting "bad actor" participation (here) and the proposed...more

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