This Lexis Practice Advisor® market trends article focuses on registered direct offerings, providing an overview of the market and covering recent notable transactions, deal structure and process, and legal and regulatory trends. A registered direct offering is a type of hybrid securities offering, meaning that the offering methodology has certain characteristics associated with a public offering and certain characteristics associated with a private placement. Generically, the term describes an offering made pursuant to an effective registration statement (which may be a shelf registration statement) that is sold on a best efforts, or agency, basis by a placement agent and is marketed in a more targeted manner principally to institutional investors.

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