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Securities Law Blog

The Securities Law Blog provides commentary and news on the latest securities law developments impacting established and emerging growth publicly-traded issuers and investment banks, as well as entrepreneurs and venture-backed private entities. Our blog closely follows SEC rulemaking in several key areas including public and private securities offerings, shareholder activism and equity investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

The authors of this blog are members of the Corporate/Securities practice of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.  Since our founding, this firm has been distinguished by responsive, independent and client-focused legal services provided by lawyers with a profound commitment to the companies they serve. This blog is an outgrowth of this representation of our clients in a wide range of capital market transactions.

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The Struggle to Disclose an Issuer’s Intended Uses of Proceeds in Registered Public Offerings

Investors need to understand the purposes for which an issuer’s net proceeds from a public offering are intended to be used. However, it appears lately that many issuers are routinely providing little specificity with regard to the allocation of their proposed net proceeds. Perhaps some issuers believe that the specific information required pursuant to Item 504 of Regulation S-K forces them to publicly reveal business plans that might put them at a competitive disadvantage. Even so, whether or not an issuer has a specific plan for its offering proceeds in place, there are many instances requiring special Use of Proceeds disclosure that an issuer may overlook. Read More ›

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