Form S-1 Registration Statement Requirements – Going Public
Form S-1 registration statements is the most commonly used registration statement form. Form S-1 permits issuers to register various types of offerings and the form can be used by both public and private companies engaged in going public transactions. A Form S-1 registration statement has two principal parts which require expansive line item SEC disclosures. Part I of the Form S-1 registration statement is the prospectus which requires that the company provide certain disclosures about its business, financial condition, and management.
Part II of Form S-1 contains information that doesn’t have to be delivered to investors. The disclosures required by a Form S-1 registration statement are set forth in Regulation S-K and include the following:
- Front Cover Page and Summary Information
- Risk Factors
- Use of Proceeds
- Determination of Offering Price and Dilution
- Selling Shareholders and Insiders
- Plan of Distribution
- Legal Proceedings and Indemnification
- Directors, Executive Officers, Promoters, and Control Persons
- Description of Securities
- Description of Business
- Description of Property and Financial Statements
- Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
- Certain Relationships and Related Transactions
- Market for Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters
- Executive Compensation, Indemnification of Officers and Directors, and other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution
- Expenses of Issuance and Distributions
- Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
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