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Young companies embrace the JOBS Act: VCJ

Venture-backed companies have rushed to take advantage of the JOBS Act, particularly its provisions permitting confidential filings and a period to test the waters of the investment world, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

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The long shadow of the JOBS Act: VCJ

The JOBS Act became law in April 2012 with the promise it would grease the skids of small company IPOs and pave a broader avenue to the capital markets. Two years later, a debate rages over just how wide an opening it has created, affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal reports.

Fears of Stock Fraud Could Explain SEC Slowness on Reg D: Attorney

If the Securities and Exchange Commission is slow to implement the marketing exemption of this year’s JOBS Act, it may be because regulators fear opening a vector that could be a “shill for fraudulent vehicles,” Robert B. Kaplan, a partner in the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, told sister magazine Buyouts.

Wake Up The IPO Ecosystem

In their latest report on the long-term ills affecting the IPO markets, David Weild and his co-authors laser lock on market structure and persuasively argue in a series of Grant Thornton white papers that increasing “tick” sizes will restore capital formation, jobs and investor confidence. Tick sizes? Yes, they’re talking about tick sizes (i.e., the minimum increment in which a stock can trade) and they’re right.

The Unexpected Outcomes of the JOBS Act

The measure, passed by Congress in March, is designed to grease the IPO onramp for small companies. Three months after it was signed into law, signs of its impact, both expected and unexpected, are visible.

JOBS Act Has Wall Street Worried About Conflicts

Wall Street bankers and lawyers fear the JOBS Act leaves research analysts vulnerable to pressure to write biased reports about companies before IPOs to help their investment banking counterparts land a role in those deals, Reuters reports.

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