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The Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups Act

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 -

Does the ICO Open a New Chapter for RE Crowdfunding?

by Dechert LLP on

Back in July of 2015, we blogged about “Current Marketplace Trends in Real Estate Crowdfunding”. How young and breathless we were, in hindsight, now that we’re tapped into the Next Big ICO thing. Yes, the “fintech” world...more

Food for Thought, part 6

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

The Short Field Guide to IPOs - November 2017

THE EMERGING GROWTH COMPANY - The JOBS Act created a new class of issuer: the emerging growth company (EGC). An EGC is defined as an issuer with total annual gross revenue of less than $1.07 billion (originally $1 billion,...more

Many Paths for IPO Submissions

The following chart highlights the alternatives for EGCs and non-EGCs and now the three paths for FPIs pursuing IPOs....more

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

Corporate Finance Alert: House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Intended to Ease Capital Formation

On November 1, 2017, the House of Representatives passed two bills intended to ease regulatory burdens on capital formation. The bills would amend the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) to extend the “testing the waters”...more

House Committee on Ways and Means Releases Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On November 2, 2017, the House Committee on Ways and Means, led by Republican Chairman Kevin Brady, released H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The House Committee is expected to mark up the bill beginning on November 6,...more

Capital Formation Bills Pass House

HR 1585, sponsored by Rep. Schweikart, titled The Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act, passed the House by a voice vote. This bill would amend the “accredited investor” definition to add persons,...more

House Bill Aims To Encourage Public Offerings

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In an effort to facilitate capital formation, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance expanded its nonpublic review process to permit all companies to submit draft registration statements relating to an initial public...more

FAST and Furious: Proposed Amendments to Regulation S-K Requirements

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In recent months, there has been an active dialogue regarding the regulatory burdens for public companies and whether these burdens have contributed to the decline in the number of U.S. initial public offerings (“IPOs”) and...more

Treasury Issues Report on Capital Markets

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On Friday, October 6, the Treasury Department issued a report to the President on streamlining and reforming U.S. capital market regulation. The report covers recommendations on nine topics across the U.S. financial...more

Bipartisan Congressional Legislation Introduced Aimed at Increasing IPO Activity

On October 2, 2017, Congressmen Ted Budd (R-NC) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3903, in the U.S. House of Representatives....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

The Latham FPI Guide: Accessing the US Capital Markets From Outside the United States - 2017 Edition

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Fabry-Pérot Interferometer, SA is a highly successful non-US company known to the world as FPI. FPI is considering doing a debt or equity offering in the United States. What are the key legal issues it, and its underwriters...more

Blog: A few new CDIs on Rules 147, 503 and 504, as well as Reg A

by Cooley LLP on

Today, Corp Fin posted a number of new CDIs that reflect updates for the amendments to Rule 147 (intrastate offers and sales) and Reg D Rules 503 and 504, and withdrew some CDIs in light of the repeal of Rule 505. There are...more

FERF Report on EGC Status

Recently, the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) published a white paper titled, “Growing Past Emerging Growth: Five Years After the JOBS Act,” which highlights areas of focus for emerging growth companies (EGCs)...more

Roundtable on Access to Capital Letter

The IPO Task Force seems to have come together again. The Center for Capital Markets released a letter dated August 22, 2017 addressed to the Treasury Secretary setting out a few suggestions, which are quite similar to those...more

SEC Expands Confidential Review of IPO Registration Statements

The SEC announced earlier this summer (and supplemented that announcement late last week with additional information) that it has expanded the availability of its popular procedure for confidential non-public review of, and...more

Update to Registration Statement Processing Procedures

The Staff of the SEC also recently updated the procedures relating to nonpublic review of draft registration statements. Specifically, the following guidance was added...more

Blog: Decline in IPOs—blame Dodd-Frank?

by Cooley LLP on

A frequent lament these days is the decline in the number of IPOs and public companies generally, with much of the discussion—particularly at the agency and Congressional levels—focused on the adverse impact of increased...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - August 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected international governance and securities law developments during the second quarter of 2017 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations. Please...more

Non-Public Review of Registration Statements

by King & Spalding on

On July 10, 2017, the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance started accepting confidential submissions for draft registration statements for all initial public offerings (IPOs) for non-public review. Previously, in connection...more

Securities Offerings and Communications: Is the Integration Bogeyman Dead

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In our Practising Law Institute treatise Exempt and Hybrid Securities Offerings, we refer to the concept of “integration” under the securities law as a bogeyman of sorts for practitioners. In this day and age of tweets and...more

What Startups Need to Know About the Revised Reg D

Startups need funding, and most startups want to raise money with as little legal red tape as possible. But when a startup takes investment money, it is issuing securities, and federal securities laws generally require a...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - July 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

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