Law Blog Tag: accredited investor

SEC Advisory Committee On Small And Emerging Companies Issues Further Recommendations On Accredited Investor Definition

SEC Issues Final Rules Implementing The JOBS Act And Rules On The FAST Act

SEC Issues Report On Accredited Investor Definition

SEC Advisory Committee On Small And Emerging Companies’ Recommendations On Accredited Investor Definition

SEC Issues Several Proposed Rule Changes Pertaining To JOBs Act

NASDAQ To Acquire Sharepost And Create The NASDAQ Private Exchange

What is an Accredited Investor or a Qualified Institutional Investor Anyway?

Title II of the JOBS Act provides that the SEC will amend Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Regulation D promulgated there under, to eliminate the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in a Rule 506 offering, so long as all purchasers in such offering are accredited investors. The JOBS Act directs the SEC to make the same amendment to Rule 144A so long as all purchasers in the Rule 144A offering are qualified institutional buyers. Neither a Rule 506 offering nor a Rule 144A offering will be considered a public offering (i.e. will lose its exemption) by virtue of a general solicitation or general advertising so long as the issuer has taken reasonable steps to verify that purchasers are either accredited investors or qualified institutional buyers, respectively. Since it would be impossible to ensure that only accredited investors, or qualified institutional buyers, receive, review or become aware of general solicitations and advertisements, the rule focuses on ensuring that the purchasers qualify.

Section 4(6) Registration Exemption for Accredited Investors

January 28, 2010 in Securities Attorneys

Section 4(6) provides a registration exemption for offerings to accredited
investors, if the aggregate offering amounts up to the dollar limit of
Section 3(b) (currently $5,000,000), if there is no advertising or public
solicitation in connection with the transaction by the Issuer or anyone
acting on the Issuer’s behalf.