Introduction to S-3/F-3 Shelf Takedown Offerings
May 29, 2019
A shelf registration statement is a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register a public offering, usually where there is no present intention to immediately sell all the securities being registered. A shelf registration statement permits multiple offerings based on the same registration. A shelf registration can be used for sales of new securities by the issuer (“primary offerings”), resales of outstanding securities (“secondary offerings”) or a combination of both.