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SEC Gears Up For Another Look At Private Offering Rules

By Tom Zanki (June 18, 2021, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears ready to once again review private offering rules, backed by a new Democratic majority that could favor stronger requirements than those enacted by the prior Republican-led commission.

The SEC plans to seek comment on whether it should revise accredited investor thresholds, which determine who is eligible to invest in private securities offerings, according to a near-term agenda outlined June 11 by chairman Gary Gensler.

The SEC is also considering seeking more information regarding private offerings completed under Regulation D, which is the largest exemption relied upon by companies raising private capital. Private offerings are...

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