Since updates to the Regulation A exemption went into effect in 2015, Reg A+ has given small and emerging businesses an attractive method of raising capital, as well as a viable alternative to going public with an IPO.
Though it is an exemption from federal registration requirements similar to Reg D and CF, Reg A actually has a lot in common with a traditional IPO. We explore the similarities and differences so you can decide if Reg A is your best option.
Reg A opens new doors for companies seeking capital, but it is not without its drawbacks. Administrative expenses, annual reporting, and relatively low raise caps mark some of the disadvantages.
A Reg A offering can have some pitfalls, but when conducted in a compliant manner, it can be a great option. We take a look at what successful companies have done right and what you can learn from them.