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SEC Provides Guidance on Venture Capital Fund Advisers Exemption

Investment Advisers Investment advisers to venture capital funds are exempt from registration under the Investment Advisors Act if certain requirements are met.  Amongst those requirements is that certain investments be made in qualifying portfolio companies.  One prong of the definition of “qualifying portfolio company” requires that at the time of investment, the portfolio company is not reporting […] Read more →

by   |   September 27, 2015


Minnesota Adopts Crowdfunding Law

Public Companies and Securities Minnesota has adopted an intrastate crowdfunding exemption referred to as “MNvest.”  The legislation is meant to work in tandem with the federal exemption for intrastate... Read more →

by , and   |   June 15, 2015

Exercising Registration Rights Did Not Violate Fiduciary Duties

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Molycorp, Inc. is a publically traded Delaware corporation engaged in a the production and sale of rare earth oxides.  Private equity investors held 44% of Molycorp’s stock,... Read more →

by   |   May 28, 2015

OCIE Speaks On Private Equity Deficiencies

Private Equity Marc Wyatt, Acting Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, of the SEC, recently gave his views on serious deficiencies found in examinations of private equity... Read more →

by   |   May 14, 2015