Understanding Convertible Debt Securities

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- This article explores special considerations that a company or its counsel should take into account when conducting a Rule 144A (17 CFR 230.144A) or Regulation S offering involving convertible debt securities. Because of the conversion features of these securities, certain rules apply that will impact how these offerings are structured. For example, in some cases, the initial purchasers may not be able to rely on the exemption provided under Rule 144A, and the distribution compliance period under Regulation S may be extended.

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