TITLE

JOBS Act Could Provide Cover for Activist Investors

AUTHOR(S)
Barba, Robert
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
American Banker;4/16/2012, Vol. 177 Issue 58, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which lets small companies, those with 1,200 or fewer shareholders, deregister from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The discussion notes that the previous threshold for registering with the SEC was 300, there is a risk in ending public reporting for small banks, and deregistering makes it more difficult for management teams to track investors' activism. The 1968 Williams Act is noted.
ACCESSION #
74412961

 

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