Carlos Juarez is a J.D. candidate at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Introduced under Title III of the JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding (“Regulation CF”) was promulgated to allow startups and emerging companies to raise capital from a wider pool of investors through equity crowdfunding platforms.  Regulation Crowdfunding allows non-accredited investors to invest through these platforms.  Currently, a company may raise up to $5 million in a 12-month

On May 1, 2024, the SEC Small Business Capital Formation Committee submitted its accredited investor definition recommendations to the SEC.  Currently, an investor may qualify as an accredited investor by meeting certain professional criteria (i.e., FINRA Series 7, 65, or 82 licenses), or by meeting certain financial thresholds, including (1) a net worth of over

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As we previously blogged, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) recently published its Annual Report (the “Report”), which includes data on public offerings undertaken between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 provided by the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.  Companies raised approximately

In its Annual Report (the “Report”), the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (OASB) provides data on the reliance by private and public companies on exempt offerings to raise capital.  Based on data provided by the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, between July 1, 2022 and

On November 22, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it has issued an order to postpone the effective date of its final share repurchase disclosure rule (the “Share Repurchase Final Rule”).  The Share Repurchase Final Rule, which we previously discussed on this blog, requires quantitative and qualitative disclosure of share repurchases on a quarterly or semi-annual basis, depending on

The US federal banking regulators recently proposed extensive revisions to the regulatory capital requirements, referred to as the Basel Endgame.  The July and August proposals – targeted at banks with $100 billion (or more) in assets – are of critical importance, as the amount of capital a bank must maintain with respect to any particular

In early June, the US House of Representatives passed two sets of bills focused on promoting capital formation. The bipartisan effort included bills that amend the accredited investor definition in order to increase the diversity of investors participating in the private markets. In addition, as the IPO market continues to suffer, the packages include bills that would

According to data aggregated by Carta, an ownership and equity management platform, private capital raising trends noticeably shifted in 2022.  Companies in Carta’s database raised $107 billion in 6,123 deals in 2022.  Overall, deal count declined by 29% and capital raised dropped by 50% in 2022 compared to 2021.  While venture deals in 2021 broke

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee held a panel discussion on recent trends in taking a company public during its October 13, 2022 meeting.  The panel, “Update on the Going Public Market: A 12-month lookback at the state of play of the IPO market,” began with an equity markets overview