Shelf Prospectus

Shelf Prospectus

Shelf Prospectus Writing Services

A shelf prospectus is a formal legal document that is required by and filed with the relevant government financial securities regulator and relevant state securities regulator. A Shelf prospectus provides details about an investment offering for sale to qualified institutional investors or to the public at large, known as retail investors.  The difference between a full-fledged prospectus and a shelf prospectus is that in a shelf,  issuers can sell securities publicly without having to write or file a prospectus for each issuance. Thus, there would be one prospectus that would be used for numerous issuance offerings, which would be used or future issuance offerings.

There are many types of prospectus, some more well-known than others. The preliminary prospectus, often referred to as “red herring”, “draft red herring” or “draft red herring prospectus” (DRHP) and the Final Prospectus, also referred to as Statutory Prospectus and also the Offering Circular are the most common, followed by shelf prospectus.

Our team of securities industry consultants, investment banking veterans and attorneys can assist with the writing and drafting of your company’s offering prospectus or offering memorandum necessary for your capital formation process.

Shelf and Selling Securities

For issuers considering selling stock in the company or selling debt securities to investors a well-tailored and written shelf prospectus is mandatory for any company wishing to obtain financing in the public markets. A shelf prospectus document can bring added protection to one’s business and is often required to raise either debt or equity capital in the public and private markets. A well written shelf prospectus will tell the story of the company, from the minute details of the types of securities being offered, e.g. stock versus bonds, to the management team, the market, the risk factors and the overall business plan model of the company, among many other features. The final part of the prospectus is reserved for the subscription agreement, which is an essential component of any prospectus as the subscription agreement is the contract between the issuer and the person buying the debt or equity securities. A good shelf prospectus will be used for multiple offerings in future issuance or offerings to the public.

Although the shelf prospectus is first and foremost a document used to raise capital, the structure and presentation of the shelf document can add value to a company’s products and services and team by portraying them in a well-polished format. A shelf prospectus shows an investor that one is serious and has gone the extra length to ensure regulatory compliance and good business practices. Without a formal document that outlines the company’s business plan and securities structure it is often difficult to raise capital from any serious investor.

Our team at Prospectus.com has years of experience writing shelf prospectuses for hundreds of varying industries and businesses. We work one on one with our clients during the shelf drafting process and take it upon ourselves – in almost obligatory fashion –  to assist our clients with their quest for growth once our services our complete.

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