Raising funds in Australia

Which companies can raise funds in Australia?

Public companies (ie those with more than 50 non-employee shareholders) can raise funds from the general public by issuing securities.
Private companies (ie 'proprietary limited' companies that have no more than 50 non-employee shareholders) can raise funds:

  • from existing shareholders and employees of the company or a subsidiary company, and
  • from the general public if the fundraising does not require a disclosure document.

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ASIC updates guidance as crowd-sourced funding regime extends to proprietary companies

ASIC has released updated regulatory guides to coincide with the extension of the crowd-sourced funding (CSF) framework to eligible proprietary companies. This starts on 19 October 2018.

Disclosure documents can now be lodged electronically

On 29 June 2018, ASIC approved an instrument to facilitate the electronic lodgement of documents that have historically been provided to the Corporations team in hard copy.

ASIC takes action on misleading or deceptive conduct in ICOs

ASIC is focused on misleading or deceptive conduct in the marketing and selling of digital or virtual tokens via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

More releases on fundraising

Last updated: 03/10/2018 08:29