Today’s edition of The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation features an article written by me, entitled “SEC Crowdfunding Rulemaking under the JOBS Act – An Opportunity Lost?” The article is an analysis of choices and challenges of the SEC in its proposed rules implementing the JOBS Act Title III “investment crowdfunding” provisions – contained in a 585 page SEC Release. Final SEC rules implementing the crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act are expected later in 2014.
This is the second article of mine in to appear in 2014 in The Harvard Law School Forum addressing ongoing SEC rulemaking under the JOBS Act of 2012. The first article, entitled “Regulation A+ Offerings – A New Era at the SEC,” published in January 2014, addresses legislative and SEC rulemaking activity under Title IV of the JOBS Act, so-called “Regulation A+,” which not only promises to revitalize the capital markets for smaller IPO’s, but also presents an opportunity for the SEC to implement “CrowdfundingPlus,” through Regulation A+’s streamlined SEC review process, a vehicle which would allow small businesses to utilize the dynamics of a crowdfunded offering for raises over $1 million.
To read today’s article in The Harvard Law School Forum, click here.
For more on the potential of Regulation A+ to revitalize the smaller IPO market, and CrowdfundingPlus, see my interview in Equities.com on March 7, 2014, which can be accessed by clicking here.