Regulation D (“Reg D”)

Reg D is a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation governing private placement exemptions. Reg D allows companies to raise capital from accredited investors (link to definition) by selling equity or debt securities without registering such securities with the SEC. Reg D is a widely utilized financing mechanism for a range of businesses, accounting for over $1 trillion a year. As a result of the JOBS Act, Reg D was amended to allow for, among other things, general solicitation of the public for investment offerings conducted under Rule 506(c) of Reg D. For more information on Rule 506(c) click here (link to 506(c) definition)

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