Impact of the JOBS Act on Corporate Finance for Small Issuers
Series: THE JOBS ACT - A RETROSPECTIVE & A LOOK AHEAD 2018
“Regulation A” under the Securities Act permits a limited public offering which, although subject to a form of SEC registration and certain offering process requirements, is significantly less burdensome than full compliance with Securities Act public offering requirements. The utility of original Regulation A was seriously limited, however, by a $5 million maximum offering amount limit, and it became little used. The JOBS Act, however, breathed new life into Regulation A as a meaningful financing alternative for small issuers by directing modernization of its requirements and, most importantly, increasing the maximum offering amount to $50 million, through a two tiered public offering structure.
This webinar presents a practical assessment of the utility of Regulation A as modernized by the JOBS Act intro what is today dubbed by many as “Regulation A+.” As an entirely new form of public offering, the JOBS Act also introduced equity “crowdfunding” into the mix of corporate financing alternatives for small issuers, although one particularly aimed at start-up companies, and having significant limitations. In this episode panelists also discuss practicalities associated with equity crowdfunding, as now permitted by the JOBS Act, and provide guidance in determining the viability of both JOBS Act public offering alternatives for small issuers.
Principal Audience: Attorneys and Advisors, Business Owners and Executives, Investors
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