In various public statements of late, representatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission have noted concern regarding the growth of the private markets.  The statements have pointed to the fact that fundraising in the private markets has surpassed fundraising in the public markets.  For example, a recent speech cited statistics that private assets under management

March 31 – April 1, 2022 Webinar
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Mayer Brown invites you to the Practising Law Institute’s Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2022 virtual conference.

Private Placements and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2022 will cover the basics of private placements, resales of restricted securities, Section 4(a)(1-1/2) transactions and block trades. The program will

FINRA posted a set of FAQs on the filing requirements of Rules 5122 (Private Placements of Securities Issued by Members) and 5123 (Private Placements of Securities).  The FAQs discuss filing retail communications relating to private placements, including where to file such communications, whether updated versions of retail communications need to be refiled, when to file,

In Regulatory Notice 21-26 (July 15, 2021), FINRA amended the filing requirements of Rules 5122 and 5123 to require members to file with FINRA any “retail communications,” as defined in FINRA Rule 2210, that promote or recommend private placement offerings. FINRA Rule 5122 covers private placements of securities issued by a FINRA member, while Rule

Rule 502(c) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), prohibits an issuer from offering or selling securities by any form of general solicitation or general advertising when conducting certain offerings exempt from registration under the safe harbors provided under Regulation D of the Securities Act. Many have felt that, over the

As part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s amendments to the exempt offering framework, which amendments became effective in March 2021, the SEC, among other things, aligned the bad actor disqualification provisions in Regulation A, Regulation D, and Regulation CF.  Our updated resource provides an overview of the bad actor disqualification provisions applicable in connection

Last week, the updated form to be used by placement agents in connection with private placements that is required to be filed with FINRA pursuant to Rule 5123 became effective.  As we had previously blogged, FINRA has amended the filer form in connection with private placements by adding additional questions.  In addition, the updated

FINRA filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to the private placement filer form that members complete in connection with private placement filings made pursuant to either Rule 5122 or Rule 5123.  The proposed changes to the filer form are proposed for immediate effectiveness, with an anticipated implementation date of May 22,

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) Rules 5122 (private placements of securities issued by member firms) and 5123 (private placements of securities) each require a FINRA member to file with the FINRA advertising department any private placement memorandum, term sheet or other offering document that discloses the intended use of the offering proceeds, the offering

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