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The New Face of Capital Formation
November 20, 2014 - November 21, 2014
The JOBS Act of 2012 upended private placements, permitting general solicitation and public advertising for the first time and calling for the promulgation of SEC rules to permit crowdfunding and to provide for a new, larger, and more useful form of Reg A for offerings up to $50 million (called Reg A+). While the market awaits the crowdfunding regulations, promoters are already having success with “accredited investor crowdfunding” and forms of capital raising that do not involve a securities offering, such as Kickstarter and RocketHub. The JOBS Act also worked a revolution in IPOs for emerging growth companies (EGCs), providing for relaxed disclosures and confidential filings. It also raised the threshold for mandatory registration under Section 12(g) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from 500 to 2,000 shareholders of record, thereby creating an entirely new creature – the very large private company funded thoroughly the use of public advertising.
In this environment, every lawyer engaged in capital-raising at any level must have current expertise in private placements and Regulation D, as well as in the new options for capital formation, such as Regulation A+.
This highly-engaging and all-new CLE program on capital formation reviews current and developing issues in private placements and explores how private placements will work in the new regulatory environment.
This event is available live and via a webcast.