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Rule 156 Proposal

Posted in Rule 506 Rulemaking

The SEC proposed to require private funds making Rule 506(c) offerings to file written general solicitation materials with the SEC on a temporary basis. The filings would be required to apply for a period of two years, and would not be available to the public. The SEC also proposed to amend Rule 156 under the… Continue Reading

Eliminating the Prohibition on General Solicitation for Commodity Pools

Posted in Rule 506 Rulemaking

When the SEC finalizes proposed rules that eliminate the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising, private funds will be free to jump in and publicly offer their securities, right? Not so fast, especially if the private fund is a commodity pool under the Commodity Exchange Act. Among other things, Section 201(a)(1) of the JOBS… Continue Reading

SEC Proposed Rules Would Pave the Way for Private Fund Advertising

Posted in Rule 506 Rulemaking

Now that the SEC has proposed rules to eliminate the general solicitation and general advertising restrictions for certain offerings of securities, can advertisements for private funds on bus shelters and billboards be far behind? Not so fast. Private funds, including hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds, often rely on Section 4(a)(2) and… Continue Reading