SEC Adopts JOBS Act Private Placement Provisions: Lifts Ban on General Solicitation and Advertising in Private Placements

July 2013

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved by a vote of 4-1 final rules that eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and advertising in certain private offerings of securities. In addition, the SEC approved a final rule to disqualify issuers from relying on Rule 506 of the Securities Act of 1933 if certain felons and other “bad actors” are participating in such offering. Finally, the SEC proposed rules for comment in relation to their ability to evaluate the development of market practices in Rule 506 offerings.

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