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On Sept. 16, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 directing broker-dealers not to publish security quotations in the absence of issuer’s current information, subject to certain exceptions. The amended rule enhances the efficiency of the OTC market and facilitates capital formation for issuers. Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 is an essential component
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On March 4th, the SEC proposed a series of amendments to improve crowdfunding regulations and the exempt offering framework. The proposal is aiming to promote capital formation and expand investment opportunities. Whether its raising seed capital or on the path to an initial public offering, a majority of entrepreneurs and emerging businesses raise capital using
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The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released a sweeping proposal to amend Rule 15c2-11 and provide a pathway to de-list currently trading OTC securities that are delinquent in their financial reporting or are shell companies. This new rule will modernize the existing Rule, updating several areas including rules about issuers’ current information, the piggyback exception,
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At its most basic definition, a capitalization table, or “cap table” is a list of your companies securities. This list includes stock, warrants, convertible notes, and equity grants. While there is no standard format, a successful cap table should be able to tell you “who owns what”. Some cap tables can be more complex by
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Regulation A+ (“Regulation A+”), also known as the “mini IPO”, is an alternative to the traditional IPO, through Form S-1, as filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Regulation A+ was passed into law to encourage small businesses to raise capital, by removing restrictions that limited access to private investor funds. Regulation A+ became
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Over the last few months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced settled charges against a few different companies that sold security tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Since the ICO tokens were not registered or unregistered offerings, the companies violated section 5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). SEC Settles Unregistered
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On December 19, 2018, the SEC adopted final rules to allow current Exchange Act reporting companies to utilize Regulation A+, also known as the “mini-IPO offering”. Reg A+ provides an exemption from public registration, utilizing two separate offering tiers. Under Tier 1, companies can raise up to $20 million in a 12-month period, while Tier 2 allows issuers
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We developed a comprehensive Equity Crowdfunding Chart Comparison below for all crowdfunding requirements that includes Reg A+ (Tier 1 and Tier 2), Reg D 506 C, and Reg CF. Our chart creates an easy-to-read visual representation of all the different requirements, so you can pick which form of crowdfunding works best for you. Requirements for
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A transfer agent is a company or financial institution that helps manage securities recordkeeping duties for private and public entities. Transfer agents perform many functions, including but not limited to: ensuring compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following an initial public offering (IPO) or private placement, company merger/acquisitions, processing stock splits, administering shareholder
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President Trump issued executive order 13,772 on February 3, 2017, which aimed to regulate the U.S. financial system with a set of core principles. In response, the U.S. Department of the Treasury prepared a report titled, “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities: Capital Markets”, to identify all laws and regulations that are either compliant