Capital markets in the United States provide an unparalleled source of investment capital, measured in trillions of dollars. U.S. markets and rules allow companies to raise funds on an expedited and economically efficient basis with significant benefits, including:

  • the ability to use securities as currency to make acquisitions and fund future growth;
  • access to a large and highly liquid trading market;
  • the ability to enhance market value by broadening the investor base and market visibility; and
  • enabling equity-based compensation structures to attract and retain key personnel.


This publication provides an overview of regulation and practices, highlighting those aspects of U.S. law that are the most pertinent to companies engaged in accessing the U.S. capital markets.

Download: U.S. Capital Markets Regulations and Practices Affecting U.S. Companies - 4th Edition

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