CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Title II of the Jobs Act is the most significant change to capital formation and job creation since the Securities Act of 1933. These new rules now allow companies with Reg D offerings to advertise directly to accredited investors. The elimination of the "do not solicit" rule creates enormous opportunities for both companies trying to raise capital and investors seeking alternatives.
Entrepreneurs and fund managers applaud this rule change. Danny Mulcahy, EVP of Zacks Direct, explains that opening up the private market changes the investing landscape, "The Jobs Act is designed to make access to capital more efficient by allowing investors to have more exposure to investment opportunities." Mr. Mulcahy adds, "To the small fund or owner of a small company trying to launch a new product, it provides an important avenue for critical funding. For an investor, it offers greater freedom in building wealth."
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How companies communicate with their existing and potential investors will become even more important in this competitive marketplace for investor funds. Every company seeking to secure funding will be trying to target those investors. And that may not be easy.
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"Now that the SEC has given the green light to advertise directly to investors, companies are lining up to put their go-to-market strategy in place," says Ann Pichette, Director of Client Services. "Companies have been chomping at the bit, waiting on the SEC," Ms. Pichette observed, "That wait is over and the first to advertise will have an advantage."
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SOURCE Zacks Investment Research, Inc.