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Crowdfunding legislation gets greenlight

Crowdfunding: Alternative funding option for small business.

 

 

The newly passed equity crowdfunding legislation will give small scaled businesses a new and unprecedented access to a new source of finance.

A small scaled business now has the legal capacity to raise funds from a large number of investors, without breaching the securities legislation and requiring far more extensive disclosure.

This opportunity only applies to unlisted Australian Public Companies, with gross assets of less than $25 million and annual revenues less than $25 million.

This first step is seen as a forerunner to legislation that will also allow similar funding for private companies.  In other words, this is very early days.

 

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