Hedge Fund Glossary

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Rule 144A Financing

a transaction where an investment bank buys Securities from an Issuer pursuant to a Private Placement and immediately resells the Securities to QIBs in reliance on Rule 144A. Virtually all High Yield Bond deals and many Convert Deals are structured as Rule 144A Financings. Rule 144A Financings are attractive to Issuers because these transactions can be consummated without SEC registration, allowing greater speed to market. In a 144A for Life Offering, there is an added bonus — there are no post-Closing Reg Rights, so the Issuer is never required to become a Reporting Company. See 144A for Life Offering and Registration Rights.

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