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Three Bills Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Concerning Access to Capital Markets


Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities On March 23, 2016, three bills affecting access to capital markets were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 4850: Micro Offering Safe Harbor Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota introduced this bill that would add a new type of exempt transaction under section 4 of the Securities Act of 1933. Representative Emmer’s “micro offerings” would […] Read more →

by   |   March 29, 2016

US Capitol Building

Two Bills Aimed at Broadening Access to Capital Markets Reported Out of House Financial Services Committee

Public Companies and Securities Earlier this month, on March 2, 2016, the House Financial Services Committee reported favorably on two bills that propose changes to the federal securities laws: the Main Street... Read more →

by   |   March 28, 2016

job creation just ahead

Fix Crowdfunding Act Improves JOBS Act

Crowdfunding The Fix Crowdfunding Act has been introduced by Representative Patrick McHenry, who was one of the architects of the FAST Act provisions simplifying securities laws. The Fix... Read more →

by   |   March 26, 2016


The SMARTER Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives Vote, Seeks to Harmonize FTC and DOJ Procedures for Challenging Unconsummated M&A Transactions

M&A On March 23, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably on the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (the “SMARTER Act”), H.R. 2745. The... Read more →

by   |   March 25, 2016