Press Release: Statement on SEC’s New Regulation A

June 22, 2015


Helen Miazga
WR Hambrecht + Co
(212) 313-3237

W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC Statement on SEC’s New Regulation A

On Friday, June 19, 2015, new rules to expand and update Regulation A became effective, marking the first day that great small and emerging companies can now take advantage of them. These changes were mandated by Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act), and were adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2015.

These Regulation A reforms will transform and re-invigorate a capital raising for smaller companies, their executives, and their early funders. W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC and its founder, Bill Hambrecht, have been longtime advocates for these reforms, and were cited over 40 times in the SEC’s adoption of the rule implementing these changes. We are now leading the efforts to take advantage of these changes to help numerous great companies obtain the capital they need to survive and grow.

“We’ve been engaged by a lot of great companies looking to take advantage of the new Regulation A, and I’m glad that we can now get started,” said John Hullar, Managing Partner. “As with any new thing, we’re working through some technical issues, but because so many of our clients are working through these issues at the same time, we’re moving quite quickly to match these great companies with investors eager to provide them with capital.”

About WR Hambrecht + Co: WR Hambrecht + Co was founded in January 1998 to level the playing field for investors and our corporate clients. Our Founder and Chairman, Bill Hambrecht, is a Silicon Valley pioneer that has been financing growth companies from Apple to Google during his time at Hambrecht & Quist and WRH+Co. The firm’s impartial auctions have dramatically changed the traditional investment banking landscape by allowing the market itself to determine pricing and allocations.