The European Commission has published a preliminary impact assessment report on private placement. In the Assessment, the Commission notes that there are, currently, barriers and impediments to cross-border placement in many EU member states. An EU private placement regime could have a positive impact on market participants. Analysis will continue before any conclusions are reached. The Commission plans to finalise its impact assessment work in early 2010.

View Impact Assessment report on Private Placement – need for further preparatory work, 10 July 2008