2020 has been a banner year for IPOs by special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. Over 100 SPAC IPOs have closed so far in 2020, with aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $42.1 billion and an average IPO size of $382.4 million. This represents a dramatic increase from 2019, in which 59 SPAC IPOs closed, with aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $13.6 billion and an average IPO size of $230.5 million.… More
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The SEC staff has issued supplemental guidance regarding its new rules for the redaction of confidential information from certain exhibits, which take effect today. See our blog post here for more detail on the new rules.
Consistent with prior practice, a company redacting information from a material contract must:
- note in the exhibit list that portions of the exhibit have been omitted;…
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance has posted helpful FAQs about the impact of the government shutdown on registration statements for public offerings. During the shutdown, the SEC will not declare registration statements effective, but companies still have several options that may enable them to pursue their offerings.
Well-known seasoned issuers can continue to file automatically effective registration statements, and companies with already effective shelf registration statements should be able to complete a takedown unless the terms of the offering would require the issuer to file a post-effective amendment.… More
On October 1, 2017, fees for registration statements under the Securities Act will increase to $124.50 per million from $115.90 per million, a 7% increase. The new fee rate will also apply to proxy statements for mergers and acquisitions and tender offer statements.
Issuers who anticipate a near-term need to file a registration statement, such as a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, should consider whether the filing can be made before the higher fee rate kicks in.… More