Tagged: private capital

What if You Miss the Deadline to File a Form D?

As a continuation of our August 9 post regarding the deadline for Canadian companies to file a Form D for a private placement in the United States, we now address the questions, “What if our company missed the deadline to file a Form D with the SEC?” And, more importantly, “Have we lost our ability to rely upon the exemption?” The good news is that the exemption provided by Regulation D is not dependent upon the filing of the Form D. So, an issuer that fails to file the Form, or files it late, need not be concerned about the liability associated with a non-exempt offering. However, the failure to file exposes the issuer...

Could Your Form D Already be Late by the Date of Closing?

Canadian companies that sell securities to U.S. investors under Regulation D must file a Form D with the SEC within 15 days after “the date of first sale.” Most people would assume that the closing of the offering is the date of sale. However, in the instructions to Form D, the SEC explains that the date of first sale is “the date on which the first investor is irrevocably contractually committed to invest, which, depending on the terms and conditions of the contract, could be the date on which the issuer receives the investor’s subscription agreement or check.” Therefore, the deadline for the Form D will depend on the wording of the agreement...