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Feb 21, 2014

SEC Offers Relief to M&A Brokers

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The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Division of Trading and Markets of the Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued an important “No-Action” Letter providing regulatory relief for participants in certain mergers and acquisitions transactions. The letter permits persons who qualify as “M&A Brokers” to facilitate the sale of private companies without registering with the Commission as a broker-dealer, subject to a number of restrictions. While many questions and considerations remain, the M&A Broker designation has the potential to relieve some of the burdens of registration for advisors specializing in private business combinations.

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Authors and Contributors

Charles Gittleman

Of Counsel

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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New York

Russell Sacks

Partner

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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New York

Jennifer D. Morton

Counsel

Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

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New York