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Canadian Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals

Canadian Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals

CrowdFundBeat News Wire  Toronto – The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (collectively, the participating jurisdictions) today published in final formMultilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding, which introduces a crowdfunding prospectus exemption for issuers as well as a registration framework for funding portals. The MI 45-108 crowdfunding regime will enable businesses to benefit from greater access to capital from a large number of investors online, through a funding portal operated by a registered dealer. “This new crowdfunding regime is another way to facilitate capital raising for start-ups and…

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15 Predictions for Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance in 2015

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By Richard Swart, PhD CrowdFunding Beat Sr. Contributor, Partner, Research Director at CCA Group  CFB Editor Note: Dr. Swart’s in many ways is a barometer for the global industry. Globally recognized for his thought leadership, he is often called by governments, think tanks, corporations, funds and foundations for insights into the market and advises many global institutions and investors. We asked him to make predictions based on his knowledge of what corporations, governments and investors are expecting in 2015.  1. The US Congress will act to amend the JOBS Act.…

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How Much Money Can a Company Keep When Crowdfunding?

How Much Money Can a Company Keep When Crowdfunding?

By Brian Koscak and Alixe Cormick, Crowdfunding Beat Guest Contributors De-Mystifying Minimum, Maximum, ‘Keep – it – All’ and ‘All – or – Nothing’ Offerings Securities regulators and those active in the financial industry seem to have their own secret language. Sometimes it can be difficult for companies and investors to understand what it all means. In this article, we are going to de-mystify various terms which describe how much money a company can keep when crowdfunding. In particular, we are going to discuss what it means when a company says it…

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Ontario Offering Memorandum is NOT the Same as the Offering Memorandum Exemption

Ontario Offering Memorandum is NOT the Same as the Offering Memorandum Exemption

By Brian Koscak and Alixe Cormick The term “offering memorandum” has two meanings under securities laws in Canada. In Canadian jurisdictions other than Ontario, an offering memorandum is a document prepared in the prescribed form under National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106 OM) to enable an issuer to rely on the offering memorandum exemption set out in section 2.9 of NI 45-106 (the OM exemption).  This OM exemption is available in every province and territory in Canada except for Ontario.  In Ontario, an offering memorandum is defined under section 1(1) of…

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Canadian Impact Investing Platform SVX Launches in Toronto

Canadian Impact Investing Platform SVX Launches in Toronto

Impact investing crowdfunding platform Social Venture Connexion (SVX) rang the bell last week on the Toronto Stock Exchange, thus officially launching their new platform.  The Ontario Securities Commission had issued an “exemptive relief order” earlier this year to allow the non-profit entity SVX to sell securities via their crowdfunding platform.   The platform is designed to raise capital for social or environmental “impact issues”. The platform simultaneously announced its first round of social and environmental impact issuers representing a diverse range of geographies, sectors and corporate structures. The ventures, all from…

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