As part of the Disclosure Effectiveness initiative, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to address the financial disclosure requirements in connection with acquisitions and dispositions. The SEC proposed amendments to the requirements in Rules 3-05, 3-14, and Article 11 of Regulation S-X, as well as related rules and forms, for financial statements of businesses acquired or to be acquired and for business dispositions. The SEC also proposed new Rule 6-11 of Regulation S-X and amendments to Form N-14 for financial reporting of acquisitions involving investment companies. The proposed changes are intended to: improve for investors the financial information about acquired and disposed businesses; facilitate more timely access to capital; and reduce the complexity and cost to prepare the disclosure. The proposed amendments would update the accounting significance tests among other things.

The Fact Sheet is available here. The proposed amendments, which are subject to a 60-day comment period, are available here.

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