On March 25, 2015, the SEC adopted final rules to allow smaller companies better access to capital and provide investors with more investment choices. The new rules update and expand Regulation A, an existing exemption from registration for smaller issuers of securities and will enable smaller companies to offer and sell up to $50 million of securities in a 12-month period, subject to eligibility, disclosure and reporting requirements. The rules are mandated by Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act and will attempt to provide investors with more investment choices, especially among smaller companies. The rules will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.
The Final Rules are available at: http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2015/33-9741.pdf.