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Changing World of Raising Capital

The world of raising capital changed over the last several years. Offerings of securities generally used to fall into two main buckets: (i) private placements under the old Rule 506, or (ii) a public offering. With the implementation of various provisions of the JOBS Act now mostly complete, the array of choices has increased exponentially and include crowd funding, crowd sourcing by general solicitation for accredited investors, IPO light under the new Reg A+ rules, and confidentially submitted initial public offerings. No one size fits all and issuers, bankers, and legal counsel should look carefully as to the context of the situation to determine which format makes the most sense for a particular offering. We thought it might be helpful to provide a chart of the various alternatives for offerings now available.

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Authors

Daniel I. DeWolf

Member / Chair, Technology Practice; Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

Daniel I. DeWolf is an authority on growth companies and serves as Chair of Mintz's Technology Practice Group and Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice. He has worked on pioneering online capital-raising methods. He also teaches venture capital law at NYU Law School.

Megan N. Gates

Member / Co-chair, Securities & Capital Markets Practice

Megan N. Gates is a Mintz corporate and securities attorney who guides public companies through capital-raising transactions, SEC reporting obligations, and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients on corporate governance and SEC compliance matters in the life sciences and other industries.