April 7, 2021
AN OVERVIEW OF THE NEW SEC CROWDFUNDING RULES
By Akorede Folarin (Associate)
Pursuant to the powers conferred on it by Section 313 of the Investment and Securities Act 2007 (ISA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released Rules for the Regulation of Crowdfunding in Nigeria on January 21, 2021. The Rules amongst other things seeks to provide a definite regulatory framework for equity crowdfunding activities in Nigeria and to make the crowdfunding market safe, conducive, and reliable for all stakeholders. This newsletter evaluates the imports of the new Rules and their potential impact on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)and their access to capital for growth and expansion going forward.