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JOBS Act for Small Companies

Posted by Jon Elliott on Thu, May 10, 2012

Latest Congressional Action on Securities | JOBS Act Loosens Regulation on Smaller Companies  Securities requirements in the United States tend to ebb and flow, so that a period of increasing restrictions is followed by a decade of loosening restrictions. Congress propels these changes as lawmakers respond to market needs and political tides. April 2012 marks the latest change, as the imaginatively named Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) introduces legislation that allows small companies to grow before having to register securities or stage an initial public offering (IPO). The JOBS Act also reduces reporting requirements for up to five years after an IPO. These opportunities include:

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Tags: Corporate Governance, Business & Legal, SEC, JOBS Act, SOX, IPO