Orrick Alert: Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act Eases Restrictions on Rule 144A and Private Offerings – ABS Considerations

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “Act”) into law on April 5. The Act includes many provisions intended to facilitate capital raising and reduce regulatory burdens for certain types of issuers, but does little for the asset-backed securities market, which continues to grapple with the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations and the looming specter of Reg AB II.

ABS issuers, underwriters and investors, however, will be interested in the sections of the Act that amend the exempt offering provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and direct the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to revise regulations to permit general solicitation and advertising in connection with offerings that are exempt from registration under the Securities Act.  Click here to read more.