A public offering occurs when an entity sells equity shares and/or financial instruments to the public to generate revenue for further investment or business expansion. Financial instruments commonly involved in public offerings include common or preferred shares as well as other assets that can be traded. Investment bankers handling the transaction assist the issuing company in establishing the offering price.
The sale of securities to more than 35 people may be considered a public offering, requiring the filing of registration statements. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves all registrations of corporate securities’ public offerings.
Interested in going public? Contact the Utah public offering attorneys at Pearson Butler for the seasoned help. The firm is proficient in handling initial and secondary public offerings.
Pearson Butler Has the IPO Experience You Need
Pearson Butler’s securities attorneys have over 40 years of experience helping clients obtain capital through public offerings or registering already outstanding restricted shares for resale. Our firm works with clients from around the world, ranging from start-ups looking for capital to reporting companies that require additional funding for growth.
Counsel includes helping clients cut through the regulatory red tape to raise capital through various means, including IPOs under the Securities Act of 1933 and secondary offerings under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. Pearson Butler also advises clients on structuring registrations whereby shareholders can register and resale their shares without having to wait for the standard holding period under Rule 144.
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