Prospectus / Offering Memorandum
If you are going to sell shares to the public you will need to file a document with the securities regulators called a Prospectus or Offering Memorandum.
Each one is geared to different audiences. A Prospectus will generally allow you to sell you shares to anyone that lives in the jurisdiction controlled by the securities regulator you filed it with. An Offering Memorandum will generally allow you to sell shares to accredited investors (people who have significant wealth) in that jurisdiction. In either case you should review your plans with a lawyer familiar with the securities rules and regulations.
In either case these are documents that provide potential investors with detailed information about your company including:
- Financial Statements (audited in many cases) including detailed information on every line item
- Complete background on all directors and officers
- Details on company structure and control
- Risk analysis of the business and market
- Explanation on all asset purchase, management and sales agreements
- Valuation on the business assets
- Complete history of the company
- Detailed business plan
Touchstone International works with a wide range of securities lawyers, accountants, auditors and accredited valuation experts to develop these documents as efficiently as possible while meeting regulatory requirements.