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Regulation A+

How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Getty, Paul M., Gupta, Dinesh, Kaplan, Robert R.

2014, 275 p.

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    • Small companies are desperate to raise capital, and this book shows how the new JOBS Act offers a brand-new way to do so.
    • Business people, securities lawyers, investment bankers, and others are hungry for more information on how the JOBS Act amends Regulation A, which has been in place and little-changed since the 1930s.
    • This book is a complete  “how to” guide for the entrepreneurs and established small- to-medium-sized business executives on how to take advantage of Regulation A’s new provisions.
    • Extensive supporting material in the appendix.
    • One of the authors is considered the leading authority on Regulation A.
    • The authors are all experienced venture capitalists with wide media exposure including  Bloomberg TV, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and other outlets.
    • The authors give talks and take part in seminars regularly.
Regulation A(+): How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors explains how to raise money under new provisions in the recently enacted JOBS Act. It will guide and advise executives of emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, financial advisers, venture capitalists, investment bankers, securities lawyers, finance and MBA students, and others on how to raise up to $50 million a year through streamlined regulations.

Signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, Title IV of the JOBS Act amends the 1930s-era Regulation A, making it far easier for businesses to raise growth capital through public offerings. It is, in effect, a new type of IPO but with much less regulation and cost. 

Regulation A(+): How the JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors spells out new processes that can and will have a dramatic impact on how companies obtain growth capital to create new jobs and bolster returns for investors. Some financial gurus believe that the new law, dubbed Regulation “A+” due to the enhancements, will usher in a revolutionary period of growth and innovation comparable to our largest past economic expansions.

To date, much of the commentary on the JOBS Act has focused on Title III, which allows broader use of crowdfunding to raise up to $1 million per year. However, many entrepreneurs and economists believe that new changes to Regulation A will have a much greater impact on innovation and job creation. The best part? Regulation A+ lifts many constraints on soliciting funds and trading new stock issues. Among other things, readers of this book will learn how to take advantage of these provisions:

  • Regulation A+ permits companies to raise up to $50 million, a tenfold increase over the old limit of $5 million, and much more than the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act ($1 million).
  • Regulation A+ allows companies to market IPOs to more people than just “accredited investors” and makes it easier to get the word out on offerings.
  • Regulation A+ allows certain companies to avoid the SEC periodic reporting regimen (Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, and proxy statements), provided that the number of shareholders is kept below revised thresholds.
  • Regulation A+ exempts certain companies from many onerous and costly compliance requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley.

In short, Regulation A+ greatly simplifies the capital-raising process, making it easier to grow companies, create jobs, and reward investors.

Content Level » Popular/general

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Table of contents 

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Overcoming Challenges to Going Public

Chapter 3. The Benefits of Regulation A+

Chapter 4. Limitations on Use and Business Line Considerations

Chapter 5. The Key Elements of a Reg A+ Offering

Chapter 6. Raising the Capital

Chapter 7. Post-IPO Activities

Chapter 8. Stock Trading

Chapter 9. Guidelines on Next Steps

Appendix A. Key Securities Acts

Appendix B. Key Reg A Forms

Appendix C. Secondary Stock Exchanges

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