Smaller Reporting Companies

Today, the SEC’s Office for the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation announced it will host its first Capital Call on January 23, 2020 at 1 pm ET.

This virtual conference will focus on the latest trends relating to capital formation by companies, ranging from startups to small cap companies, and will provide participants with

The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation published its annual report to the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the US House of Representatives as required by the Exchange Act.  2019 was the first year of operations for the Office

The Securities and Exchange Commission released the report from the August 2019 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The Annual Forum provides an opportunity for market participants to meet and discuss concerns regarding the regulatory framework affecting capital formation for small businesses, including smaller reporting companies and mid-cap companies. Each year, the recommendations included

In this Lexis Practice Advisor® Practice Note, we discuss the proposed amendments issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 9, 2019 to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions in Rule 12b-2 (Rule 12b-2) (17 C.F.R. § 240.12b-2) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act).

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released the final report from the 2018 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.  The report highlights the recommendations of attendees in ranked order for actions to be taken by the SEC.  The Report includes, as the first priority recommendation, amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” in order

On May 9, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed revisions to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions in 17 CFR 12b-2 (Rule 12b-2). These proposed changes would reduce the number of issuers that qualify as accelerated filers and reduce compliance costs for smaller reporting companies.

If the proposal is adopted,

The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions, which have been highly anticipated.  As noted in prior blog posts, at the time that the SEC adopted amended definitions of smaller reporting company, market participants had expected that the SEC would address the thresholds that trigger a requirement

The Securities and Exchange Commission has scheduled an open meeting for May 9, 2019 at 9 am, which will be webcast.

At the open meeting, the SEC will consider whether to propose new rule amendments to the accelerated filer and large accelerated filer definitions to promote capital formation for smaller reporting issuers by more appropriately

The number of small businesses in the United States continues to climb, according to a recent CB Insights report. In 2015, there were approximately 31.9 million small businesses in the United States. There are now an estimated 39.9 million small businesses, with a projected 2.6 million additional firms expected by 2020. Defined as firms with