A new federal law goes into effect March 29, 2023 that conditionally exempts from broker-dealer registration persons who solely intermediate small, private company M&A deals. Persons who intermediate larger private company M&A transactions will not be eligible for the new exemption and will need to continue to rely on the SEC’s 2014 no-action letter. The
Why Private Capital and Crowdfunding Markets Should be Nervous about President Biden’s Regulatory Freeze
A freeze on government regulation is generally perceived by most people as being a positive development for private enterprise. Not necessarily so, however, when the regulation being frozen is itself a reform of preexisting regulatory burdens.
Among the many Presidential Actions taken by President Biden on his first day in office was one entitled Regulatory…
SEC Proposes Much Needed Finder Exemption, and Paul Anka Must Be Singing
Finders play a vital role in introducing startups to potential investors. Yet the general requirement that persons soliciting investors must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission as broker-dealers and be subject to the SEC’s broker-dealer regulatory regime has been a source of much uncertainty for finders and companies alike and has posed a serious…