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Smooth Sailing

Proposed SEC regulations

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This story appears in the February 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

If you're sailing your business toward an initial public offering (IPO), be aware of the Aircraft Carrier on the horizon. Launched by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Aircraft Carrier is more than 500 pages of regulatory proposals aimed at modernizing the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.

In an effort to streamline and accelerate the registration process for public offerings, the SEC has proposed that:

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