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FAQ: What Businesses Need to Know About Investment Crowdfunding

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a marketing tool that businesses use to obtain capital from a large number of individuals, typically over the Internet....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - October, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner or Later - Consider why IP is, or likely will be, critical to your business....more

Blog: SEC Chair Jay Clayton Discusses Principles Guiding His Tenure At The SEC

by Cooley LLP on

In his first public speech as SEC Chair, Jay Clayton outlined for the Economic Club of New York eight principles that he aims to guide his tenure as Chair. In discussing these principles and some ways in which he plans to put...more

Blog: What’s Up With The Declining Number Of IPOs?

by Cooley LLP on

At a meeting on Thursday of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, a panel discussed the declining number of IPOs, a topic that seems to be top of mind for many in the securities arena. Of course, there’s a reason for that;...more

Fintech Financings Trends

The fast growing fintech industry continues to command the attention of investors across the globe. A recent CB Insights report summarized the global financing trends for fintech companies in 2016. There were 836 venture...more

Regulation A+: A Capital-Rising Method that is Ready for Franchising

by Baker Donelson on

In a prior article published in Franchising Today, we addressed the intersection of franchises and crowdfunding, a method of business financing which was made legal through rulemaking on the part of the Securities and...more

New JOBS Act Rules Regarding Accredited Investor Determination

New SEC rules mandated by the JOBS Act require that an issuer’s determination of an investor’s “accredited investor” status must be made as of the last day of the issuer’s most recent fiscal year rather than at the time of...more

Taking stock: Going public in volatile times

by Reed Smith on

The third report in our Deal Dimensions series, written in collaboration with Mergermarket and launched today, reveals that a wave of IPOs could hit the global markets within the next 12 months. The study of senior executives...more

Late-Stage Private Placements: A Life Sciences Sector Survey

As privately held companies choose to remain private longer and defer their initial public offerings (IPOs), these companies are increasingly reliant on raising capital in successive private placements. New categories of...more

Equity For The Crowd

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

On May 16, 2016 the long awaited Crowdfunding rules became final. In some 680 pages of regulations, not to mention the length of the text of the enabling law, Congress and securities regulators have sought to balance the...more

Comment Period Closing July 21 on Possible Expansion of Environmental Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Comments are due July 21, 2016 on a concept release published on April 22, 2016 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) on potential revisions to certain business and financial disclosure...more

Reinventing Public Company Disclosure: SEC Requests Public Comment on Regulation S-K

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 13, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a concept release discussing and requesting public comment on the business and financial disclosure required by Regulation S-K. The concept release...more

SEC Publishes Investor Guide for Crowdfunding

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

As part of its commitment to consumer education the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has published an Investors Guide to Crowdfunding. Referring to the upcoming May 16, 2016, start date, the SEC's publication is...more

Crowdfunding Is Something Worth Explaining to Investors

by Blank Rome LLP on

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new Regulation Crowdfunding to implement the requirements of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. Regulation Crowdfunding prescribes rules...more

Crowdfunding Portals Begin to Register With the SEC

The SEC registration process for Title III crowdfunding portals was recently commenced. So far we are aware of one Form Funding Portal that has been filed to begin the registration process. ...more

Financing Marketplace Loans: Ten Key Things to Know Before Catching the Securitization Wave

by K&L Gates LLP on

Marketplace loans are the most exciting securitization asset class to emerge since credit cards and student loans. Securitization provides marketplace loan investors with liquidity, diversified funding and interest rate...more

SEC Releases Crowdfunding Rules for Securities Offerings

by Dickinson Wright on

Investors will be able to purchase securities through internet crowdfunding platforms under new final rules released by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in October. The final rules, known as “Regulation...more

New Crowdfunding Regulations May Not Be As Helpful As They First Appear

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted its final rules governing the offer and sale of securities under new Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, also known as equity crowdfunding....more

FINALLY… SEC Finalizes Crowdfunding Rules

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted final rules which will allow companies to offer and sell equity and securities through a crowdfunding exemption in the Jumpstart Our Businesses Act...more

SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Rules under the JOBS Act

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules under Title III of the JOBS Act to enable U.S. companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding (Regulation Crowdfunding). ...more

SEC Adopts New Rules for Crowdfunding Transactions

by Alston & Bird on

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) held an open meeting at which it adopted final rules regarding a company’s ability to offer and sell securities using crowdfunding.1 The final rules,...more

SEC Releases Final Crowdfunding Rules

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released its highly anticipated final rules regarding equity crowdfunding, which will permit companies to raise up to $1 million per year from investors on...more

SEC Adopts New Rules Regulating Crowdfunding for Securities

On Oct. 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new rules to provide a registration exemption for issuers to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. In order to implement the final...more

The SEC's Final Crowdfunding Rules: Still May Not Be a Crowd Pleaser

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released the final rules under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding....more

SEC (Finally) Adopts New Equity Crowdfunding Rules, Promoting Increased Access to Capital and Democratization of Investment...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Late last week, the SEC adopted its final rules for equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act. These rules, when implemented, have the promise of reducing the cost and increasing the availability of sorely needed...more

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