Capital raising officially has a new mechanism.
Welcome crowd-sourced equity funding. Eligible unlisted public companies and eligible proprietary companies that meet legislated criteria can now use ASIC-regulated platforms to offer ordinary shares in exchange for investor capital.
Here’s what you and you clients need to know.
- What is crowd-sourced equity funding anyway?
- CSF legislation – what was in place and what is new
- Companies making CSF offers
- CSF Intermediaries as gatekeepers
- AFS Licence for CSF Intermediaries
- Crowd-sourced funding risks
- ASIC’s role in this space
- What’s on the horizon
While public companies and crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries are the main focuses of the regulation and related guidance, a vast array of ancillary financial markets professionals – such as business advisors, corporate advisory firms, finance and investment houses, financial advisers, accountants, legal practices, outsourced responsible managers, and SMSF trustees – are poised to play a critical role in building participant capability and end user confidence and trust in the crowdfunding sector.
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