How The SEC Could Expand Access To Private Offerings

By David Stockton (July 16, 2019, 2:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a concept release on June 18, 2019, seeking public comment on a broad range of issues relating to private offerings of securities. The SEC's stated goal is "to simplify, harmonize and improve the exempt offering framework to promote capital formation and expand investment opportunities." While most of the release addresses the hodgepodge of different offering exemptions, it also provides some interesting perspective on potential changes to the definition of an "accredited investor," which determines access to most private placements of securities.

The value of such access has been highlighted of late by the extraordinary...

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