Facebook Deal Spurs Inquiry

SEC Launches Review of 1960s-Era Disclosure Regulations for Private Firms

The SEC is examining whether disclosure rules for privately held firms need to be rewritten as a result of recent deals allowing investors to buy shares in Internet companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Full Story »

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by Jon Mitchell - Jan. 5, 2011

Interesting, informative piece that thoroughly explains the Goldman-Facebook deal, as well as the new regulatory territory it explores. It's a fair report that considers how the deal may be unethical, but also explains the interests on all sides of the table.

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