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

Not long ago, the SEC hosted the Annual Small Business Forum.  The Forum provides an opportunity to consider a broad array of issues affecting private companies as well as smaller public companies seeking to raise capital and allows the public an opportunity to comment and suggest policy recommendations.  In the last few years, the SEC

The year already began with a stir—a divided SEC adopted final rules addressing the treatment of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The SEC took into account only a number of the issues raised by market participants during the comment period (see our Legal Update here). But there’s much more to come. Despite some recent

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

Recently, the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate released its Report on Activities for Fiscal Year 2023, which is required to be delivered to Congress. The Report highlights the work of the Office on investor protection issues. The Report discusses the Office’s work relating to its policy-oriented stakeholder and investor testing for innovative and effective

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Investor Advocate held the 42nd Annual Small Business Forum—this time convening panels over four days on various topics, including trends and challenges affecting early stage businesses, smaller funds, and accessing the public markets and raising capital by smaller public companies.  The Small Business Forum also solicits

In this MB Microtalk video, Mayer Brown partner, Brian Hirshberg, discusses the recent amendments to each of the NYSE and the Nasdaq direct listing rules, which are designed to increase pricing flexibility and allow direct listings to be a more viable alternative for companies going forward.

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Speaking at a conference at Columbia University as part of the Columbia Law and Business Schools’ Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Uyeda shared his views regarding the private markets and some of the challenges facing smaller public companies.

The Commissioner noted the decline in the number

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on March 2, 2023, which will be open to the public via webcast.  In the morning session, the Committee will discuss potential regulatory implications of the growth of private markets relative to public markets.  The agenda notes that panelists will explore the growth