How does the JOBS Act affect public companies?
Abstract: The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, signed into law earlier this year, primarily benefits privately held companies, making it easier for them to raise capital without going public. It also reduces the cost of an initial public offering (IPO) and eases regulatory burdens for many private companies. However, as this article explains, the act also contains potential benefits for companies that are already publicly held, and will benefit a new class of issuers known as emerging-growth companies. A sidebar lists additional JOBS Act provisions that make it easier for private companies to raise capital.