The Investment Company Act - "We Didn't Start The Fire . . ."

The big news in SPAC world has been the attempts of two law professors (Robert Jackson and John Morley) to define them as investment companies.  They argue that SPACs meet the definition of an "investment company" because their primary business is...

SPACS And Tonopah

Yesterday, John Jenkins writing for DealLawyers.com noted that 49 law firms had signed on to a statement that special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are not investment companies subject to registration under the Investment Company Act of...

The Investment Company Act - What Does Tonopah Have To Do With It?

Readers of this space may have noted my fondness for rural Nevada and the town of Tonopah in particular.   Tonopah owes its existence to the vast silver and gold deposits that lay beneath it.  In 1900, rancher James Logan Butler discovered a ledge...

Investment Companies And Intrastate Offerings

Recently, my eye caught the following statement in the SEC's Intrastate Offering Exemptions: A Small Entity Compliance Guide for Issuers:

Real Estate Fund Advisers And Penumbra Registration

Last August, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Form ADV, the form used by investment advisers to register with the SEC and with the states.  Included in these amendments were changes to allow multiple private fund adviser...

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