How Regulation A Can Help M&A Practitioners

Law360, New York (August 24, 2015, 10:17 AM EDT) -- On June 19, 2015, the final rules to amend Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933 became effective. Of particular interest to mergers and acquisitions practitioners, on Aug. 6, 2015, the SEC issued its most recently updated compilation of compliance and disclosure interpretations. The C&DI make clear that Regulation A can be used in merger or acquisition transactions that otherwise meet the requirements of Regulation A.[1] Regulation A may be particularly useful in circumstances where a potential acquirer wants to issue equity securities as acquisition consideration without registration under the Securities Act but the facts of the proposed acquisition limit...

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