Searching for Form D Documents

FormDs.com is an interesting and useful new site that helps identify equity or debt investments in startups, growing businesses, hedge funds, and private equity firms in the U.S. on a real-time basis.

As noted by the SEC:

The SEC does not require companies that are raising less than $1 million under Rule 504 of Regulation D to be “registered” with the SEC, but these companies are required to file a “Form D” with the SEC. The Form D serves as a brief notice that provides information about the company and the offering.

A lot of good information can be gleaned from Form Ds, including the amount of money raised, the names of executives and directors, and even the broker commission paid. The site allows searching by company or individual name, making it useful for Canadian searchers looking for competitive cross-border information.

[Via Best of the Business Web]

 

New Online Case Law Additions in Canada and the U.S.

The trend toward providing more free online access to court opinions got a massive boost recently in both Canada and the U.S. In Canada, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the copyright holder of the Ontario Reports, made available to CanLII the full historical collection of OR case reports (15,000 decisions published from 1931 to 2013), increasing CanLII’s database for Ontario courts by about 25%.

In the United States, the federal Judiciary and the Government Printing Office partnered through the GPO’s Federal Digital System, FDsys, to provide public access to more than 750,000 opinions, many dating back to 2004. In addition to PACER, this is another source to access court-related information. [via InfoDocket]