Law Blog Tag: Rule 506(c)

Testing The Waters; Regulation A+ And S-1 Public Offerings – Part 1

SEC Advisory Committee On Small And Emerging Companies Reviews Capital Formation

SEC Extends Valuable Guidance to Determine and Verify Accredited Investors

An Overview of Regulation S – The Offshore Offering Exclusion

The SEC has Issued Proposed Rules Amending Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 – Part II

The SEC has Issued Proposed Rules Amending Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 – Part I

An Overview of Exemptions for Hedge Fund Advisors: Exemptions for Advisors to Venture Capital Funds, Private Fund Advisers with Less Than $150 Million in Assets Under Management, and Foreign Private Advisers – Part III

New SEC Rules Have Eliminated the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and Advertising in Rules 506 and 144A Offerings

New FINRA Rule 5123 Takes Effect Requiring Notice of Private Placements by Member Firms

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has adopted new Rule 5123 requiring members to file notice of their participation in private placements. The Rule took effect on December 3rd 2012. The new rule does not contain a definition of “private placements” and accordingly is presumed to cover all private placements including those involving general solicitation and advertising under the new Rule 506(c) created by the JOBS Act.

Proposed Rules Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings Meet With Opposition by NASAA

As required by Title II of the JOBS Act, on August 29, 2012, the SEC has published proposed rules eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and advertising in Rules 506. I previously wrote blogs outlining the content of the proposed rules. The rules are currently in the public comment period.

As I previously noted, the SEC proposed simple modifications to Regulation D mirroring the JOBS Act requirement stating that it is “proposing only those rule and form amendments that are, in our view, necessary to implement the mandate” in the JOBS Act. The entire text of the rule release is available on the SEC website.