FINRA Proposed Limited Registration For Capital Finders

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has proposed a limited form of registration for persons and organizations involved in finding capital for business deals. The title for such brokers would be “Limited Corporate Financing Brokers”, and the proposal is Regulatory Notice 14-09, available at  http://www.finra.org/Industry/Regulation/Notices/2014/P449587 “Finders” regulation has been an active topic of conversation in…

SEC No Action Letter on M&A Brokers

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a no-action letter which reaffirms that merger and acquisitions brokers do not have to register as broker-dealers where control of a privately held business transfers hands as a result of their efforts. The letter is available at: https://www.sec.gov/divisions/marketreg/mr-noaction/2014/ma-brokers-013114.pdf?utm_source=SEC+Issues+M%26A+Broker+No+Action+Letter+1-31-14&utm_campaign=SEC+MAB+NAL+-+2%2F3%2F14&utm_medium=email Practice tip: M&A includes facilitation of “mergers, acquisitions, business sales, and…