CSF offer must be for shares?
Updated: 29 January 2021
In addition to other requirements when a CSF offer is made, your company's CSF offer MUST be an offer of fully-paid ordinary shares.
And, the CSF intermediary is a single platform that may publish a CSF’s offer.
Fully paid shares
The company’s CSF offer must be for fully-paid ordinary shares and NOT other types of securities like partly-paid shares or preference shares.
No sale or transfers
The offer may be for an issue of shares but not the sale of shares or a transfer or sale of shares that have already been issued.
Investors are not able to sell shares purchased under a CSF offer within 12 months of their issue without a prospectus or other disclosure document, unless an exemption in s. 708 of the Corporations Act applies (e.g. sales to sophisticated or professional investors) or unless ASIC gives relief.
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