Raising funds in Australia

Which companies can raise funds in Australia?

Public companies (ie those with more than 50 non-employee shareholders) can raise funds from the general public by issuing securities.
Private companies (ie 'proprietary limited' companies that have no more than 50 non-employee shareholders) can raise funds:

  • from existing shareholders and employees of the company or a subsidiary company, and
  • from the general public if the fundraising does not require a disclosure document.

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Industry funding

ASIC has released its Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS), which includes estimated costs for ASIC’s 2017-18 regulatory activities. 6 October 17-334MR

Initial coin offerings

We have released guidance to help issuers of initial coin offerings (ICOs) consider their legal obligations when offering coins or tokens. 17-325MR. 28 September

Crowd-sourced funding by public companies

We have released guidance for public companies and crowd-funding platform operators to support them in using the new crowd-sourced funding regime, which commences on 29 September. 17-321MR. 21 September

ASIC reports on how investors decide to invest in IPOs, 17-287MR, 31 August

More releases on fundraising

Last updated: 03/04/2017 11:02