• CitizenVC No Action Letter Gives Guidance for Online Private Placements
  • August 12, 2015
  • Law Firm: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C. - Boston Office
  • Last week the SEC issued a no action letter that provides guidance and clarity as to how an issuer of securities can conduct a private placement in a password protected web page under Rule 506(b), without it being deemed a “general solicitation” and thereby being subject to the additional requirements imposed by the new Rule 506(c). In the alert linked here, our colleagues Dan DeWolf and Sam Effron, who prepared the request to the SEC on behalf of CitizenVC, discuss the challenges faced by issuers seeking to offer securities through a private placement online and what issuers can do to take an offering outside of being considered a “general solicitation.” This is cutting-edge information that can help issuers raise capital online without having to proceed under the more onerous requirements of Rule 506(c).