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Week in Review: Let the General Solicitation Games Begin

The ban on general solicitation is no more. Startups, VCs, PEGs, and other members of the entrepreneurial economy can now freely solicit accredited investors.

But, what does that really mean?

There are ongoing debates around the consequences of the new advertising freedom. Will there be a ‘democratization of capital’? Will anything change at all? Below is a collection of several top articles posing several different interpretations, perspectives, and expectations:

Primary Docs from SEC:

Interpretations, Predictions, and Expectations:

In other news, there is another regulatory change on the horizon for deal professionals and the slowdown in M&A may be more than a temporary lull.

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