Due Diligence

Blog articles and articles written for various other publications written by Coral Capital Partners on the topic of due diligence. In our blog on due diligence we look at lessons learned from various projects and clients, as well as enforcement actions taken by the SEC and how obtaining basic due diligence on a company could have averted many problems. With the recent regulatory changes proper due diligence has taken on greater importance than ever.

FINRA Rule 5123 – Private Placement Filing Requirements

Coral Capital Partners takes a look at recent FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-40 and the underlying FINRA Rule 5123, which requires broker/dealers that participate in the private offerings of issuer securities to file a copy of the private placement memorandum and other offering documents with FIRNA. We also look at the exemptions to this requirement, and were we see areas of risk for broker/dealers participating in private placements. We also look at how we see this tying in with FINRA Regulatory Notice 10-22.

SEC Action Involving Scheme with Fictitious Company Name

Coral Capital Partners looks at an SEC Enforcement action against a group of individuals who operated a fictitious company that claimed ties to a legitimate major financial corporation. We also take a look at how investors could have easily discovered this, and avoided their losses.

SEC Action Against Rogue Stock Transfer Agent

Coral Capital Partners looks at a recent SEC Litigation Release concerning the activities of a stock transfer who fraudulently issued itself shares in its client companies. Stock transfer agents operate at what we feel is a key point in the securities markets. As a result we are gate keepers who are in a position to help prevent and stop securities fraud. We believe that it is especially heinous when they commit fraud. We feel that our blog on this topic, along with the associated SEC Litigation Release and Complaint will be an interesting read.