The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance posted questions and answers regarding the confidential submission process for draft registration statements. 

The guidance provides additional clarity relating to the process applicable to companies that are not emerging growth companies and that submit draft registration statements for confidential review.  For example, the Q&As address confidential treatment

On March 5, 2024, the House will consider capital formation related legislation, H.R. 2799.  This was originally introduced in April 2023 and reported out in July 2023.  It is comprised of 19 separate bills.  The House Financial Services Committee heard testimony on these bills in 2023, access my testimony on several of these bills.

This practice note examines some of the common issues and comments that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff may raise in its review of registration statements filed for initial public offerings (IPOs). The note provides guidance on how to prepare the prospectus and respond to SEC staff comments, with a focus on topics

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

On September 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced amendments to its rules in order to implement inflation adjustments mandated by the JOBS Act.  The SEC’s amendments increase the annual gross revenue threshold for emerging growth companies and raise certain dollar amounts contained in Regulation Crowdfunding.  Pursuant to the JOBS Act, the SEC is

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A SPAC’s initial business combination is often referred to as a de-SPACing transaction.  While this is generally a merger, this is not your typical public company merger.  A target company’s management and advisors will need to plan ahead and prepare the disclosures

In the International Financial Law Review’s latest publication, A Deep Dive Into Capital Raising Alternatives, Mayer Brown provides context on the changes in market structure and market dynamics that led to the enactment of the JOBS Act. Specifically, the trend for many private companies to remain private longer, defer or dispense with traditional

The SEC’s amendment to the test-the-waters provisions, extending the ability to test-the-waters to issuers that are not emerging growth companies (“EGCs”), is now effective. The guide summarizes the provisions of new Rule 163B. Under the new rule, any issuer, or person authorized to act on behalf of the issuer (including an underwriter), may engage in