What Stock Can Be Registered on Form S-1?

A registration statement on Form S-1 can be used to register various types of securities offerings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).   Form S-1 provides issuers with flexibility in the types of securities that can be registered.  Form S-1 is used more often by issuers than any other type of registration statement form. The form can be used by existing public companies or companies in connection with a going public transactions.  Regardless of whether the company is public or private, Form S-1 can be used to registered various types of transactions

A registration statement on Form S-1 can be used to register various types of securities offerings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).   Form S-1 provides issuers with flexibility in the types of securities that can be registered.  Form S-1 is used more often by issuers than any other type of registration statement form. The form can be used by existing public companies or companies in connection with a going public transactions.  Regardless of whether the company is public or private, Form S-1 can be used to registered various types of transactions.

These include:

  • Initial Public Offering (“IPO) which is an offering of an issuer’s securities through an underwriter.

  • Resale Registration or Selling Stockholder Offering which is an offering registered on behalf of stockholders who already hold shares of the issuer.
  • Private Investment in Public Equity (“PIPE”) which entails the issuer selling its securities in a private placement and once the offering is complete subsequently registering the securities sold on an SEC registration statement.  The investors in the private placement hold free trading stock, or public equity upon effectiveness of the registration statement.
  • Equity Line which involves the issuer drawing on an Equity Line of credit and providing its lender with registered, free trading securities.

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