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The Growth Capital Summit 2014: Legal and Regulatory Update on Emerging Growth Company Finance
November 19, 2014
The National Press Club
A Primer for Professionals and Press Attending the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
The Growth Capital Summit 2014 included a full afternoon of briefings on the state of legislation, regulation and policy implementation impacting small business finance:
- JOBS Act implementation.
- JOBS Act 2.0: Proposed legislation for revising the original JOBS Act.
- Accredited investor eligibility.
- Private secondary markets for small company equity securities.
- Microcap Task Force enforcement issues.
- General solicitation of Reg D Rule 506(c) offerings.
- Reg A+ state regulatory pre-emption.
- Primary shelf offering expansion.
JOBS Act: Title II & Title III Implementation
Proposed changes to “accredited investor” eligibility and definitions and expected impacts on Reg D offerings; Rule 506(c) offerings and the use of general solicitation in equity crowd finance; Investor verification best practices for Title II funding platforms.
SPEAKERS: David Lynn, Morrison & Foerster; Chris Tyrrell, Offerboard; DJ Paul, Propellr; Sara Hanks, CrowdCheck
SPEAKERS: Samuel Guzik, Guzik & Associates; Alixe Cormick, Venture Law Corp.; Mark Roderick, Flaster/Greenberg; Georgia Quinn, Seyfarth Shaw
Challenges for Public Emerging Growth Companies
Microcap Task Force: Reg M Rule 105 and Section 16 reporting sweeps; Primary shelf registration limit expansion; Securities exchange “20% Rule” relief, Rule 144 issues.
SPEAKERS: Ele Klein, Schulte Roth & Zabel; Anna Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster; David Sirignano, Morgan Lewis
Special Legislative Update: JOBS Act 2.0
A special presentation on the state of Congressional efforts to revise and amend the JOBS Act and related laws to improve capital access and formation for small companies.
SPEAKER: David Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, The Heritage Foundation