April 23 2015
Allegiancy CEO Steve Sadler to speak about new Reg A+ and opportunities it creates at FSX Interlinked Conference in Atlanta
Sadler to share insights based on real-life experience in preparing new private offering
Atlanta – Allegiancy CEO Steve Sadler will speak on a panel about “A Brave New World: Highlights of the Newly Adopted Reg A+ and Opportunities it Represents” at the FSX Interlinked Conference on Friday, May 1, in Atlanta.
**Media: The panel will be from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. at the Loews Resort in Midtown Atlanta. To obtain credentials, contact Joy Wannemacher at email@example.com or call (719) 641-7385. Steve Sadler will be available for interviews with the media following the panel.**
Sadler will speak during a special session, along with Robert R. Kaplan, managing partner at Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank; Thomas G. Voekler, managing partner at Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank and president of ADISA; and James Riggs, CFP at Moloney Securities. The group will discuss the recent events around Reg A+ and offer advice to financial advisors including “How Fostering Secondary Markets for Reg A+ Securities will Help your Practice.”
The Reg A+ Revolution
As part of the 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced the new rules for Reg A+. While SEC regulations may seem relevant to only a few, Reg A+ has the potential to be a game-changer for countless small businesses and investors.
Reg A+ increases the amount a private company can raise through a public securities offering from $5 million to $50 million in a year, as well as allowing non-accredited investors to buy in.
Sadler said: “If Reg A+ does what experts and Congress expect, and helps small and medium-sized companies in this country raise capital and grow, that will be a significant change that many will see and feel.”
“Reg A+ can help create a job opportunity for your daughter who is graduating from college next year,” Sadler said. “It can help create a job for your husband or wife who just got laid off. Reg A+ can help grow small businesses on Main Street; previously, money was available to grow only the biggest companies on Wall Street.”
“In addition to helping create jobs and grow businesses, Reg A+ can also help build peace of mind in retirement for the older generation,” Sadler said. “This is also a revolution for the smaller investors who have been subject to financial repression by low interest rates,” he said, noting many 70-year-olds he knows who are still working because their retirement investments aren’t generating enough income.
Background of Allegiancy and A+
Steve Sadler’s company, Allegiancy, plans to be among the first to use Reg A+ to raise capital. Sadler is currently drafting materials for a $30 million Reg A+ offering expected to be available to the public in September of 2015.
Allegiancy used the predecessor, Reg A, last year to successfully raise $5 million to be poised for A+. Sadler speaks as a real-life example of someone who’s actively preparing to use the new rules to build his company, create jobs, and offer alternative investment opportunities.
Sadler’s Previous Forums and Articles
Sadler’s past presentations have included “The State of Entrepreneurial America” and have yielded exciting facts about the enormous size of the opportunities created by Reg A+, such as that the private company market is 4-5 times that of public companies.
Sadler has spoken extensively around the nation about Reg A+, including at REISA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas; iGlobal Forum’s 11th and 12th Real Estate Private Equity Summits in New York; Moloney Securities Annual Meeting in St. Louis; Oak Tree Securities Conference in Lake Tahoe; and the “Small Cap & Alternative Financing Revolution Event” in Boca Raton hosted by crowdfinancing leader Dara Albright.
Sampling of Provocative Quotes to Expect about Reg A+
“Steve Sadler, CEO of Allegiancy, a Richmond, Virginia-based commercial real estate company, has been an outspoken proponent of what’s being called Regulation A+. His company raised money under the old and Regulation A provisions, and he says it intends to seek an additional $30 million in funding under the new regulations.
“Reg A+ is all about opening doors for small businesses who previously couldn’t access the capital they needed to grow,” Sadler said. “For too long, the equity markets have been broken and have kept smaller, promising companies on the sidelines. Reg A+ is about creating jobs and new opportunities. And it’s about giving regular folks access to investments that only a handful of venture capital and private equity bigwig investors have enjoyed up until now.”
“One sector that may quickly benefit are Real Estate crowdfunding platforms – one of the hottest segments in crowdfunding today. … Allegiancy, a Richmond based real estate asset manager, indicated they were already ready to go forward leveraging Reg A+. Steve Sadler, CEO of Allegiancy, said his company will be one of the first to become an active participant in the new Reg A+ marketplace.”
From Steve Sadler:
“The additional capital will help us grow our firm faster, but Reg A+ is about much more than Allegiancy. Reg A+ eliminates limitations that have prevented smaller investors from gaining access to private security offerings.”
“For example, our little company will pay out 6 percent dividends, or $300,000, in the first year to savers and investors who have entrusted us with their capital under Reg A. To have this kind of alternative in today’s low yield 2-percent environment, even for a portion of your retirement portfolio, is meaningful.”
“Reg A+ creates a new class of securities, for which the expertise of an investment advisor will be highly valued. Because companies doing offerings under A+ will be smaller or in earlier growth stages, the value of an advisor’s expertise will be higher than for traditional public offerings, which are already covered widely by Wall Street analysts.”
“You [financial advisors] know that investors in growing companies can make serious gains. But the average investor doesn’t normally get those opportunities. With Reg A+, we believe they will, and you will have the opportunity help them.”
From Rob Kaplan managing partner at Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank:
“Reg A+ is a watershed event for businesses and investors. For the past 20 years, the doors have been effectively closed to public securities, except for the largest investors. But Reg A+ creates an intermediate class of securities available to Main Street and mid-market businesses. It creates enormous opportunities for issuers and investors alike. By creating greater transparency and openness in the market, it will be an important impetus of growth for our economy.”
From James Riggs, CFP Moloney Securities:
“Reg A+ is the democratization of capitalism. It will give companies and investors of all sizes the access to capital markets that has been denied them for various reasons. By expanding the amount a company can raise in one year to $50 million, Reg A+ is a significant event for our country, and a boost to our competitiveness around the world. Reg A+ will be a win-win for investors, issuers, and all people who work and pay taxes.”
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Allegiancy is changing the business of asset management for commercial real estate owners and investors. With an advanced technology platform and singular focus on serving as the owners’ advocate, the company brings fresh vigor to an often poorly understood business. Combining its proactive Value Assurance operational rigor with an intense focus on cash flow and profitability, Allegiancy is expanding on a track record of more than four decades of success.
Headquartered in Richmond, Va., and led by a team of seasoned professionals with more than 100 years of experience, Allegiancy manages properties that have outperformed their peers by 45 percent since 2006. The company has more than $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and delivers clients attractive returns and profitable, hassle-free investments in commercial real estate. Allegiancy grew by 62 percent last year, largely due to referrals from satisfied clients.
More information about Allegiancy may be found at www.allegiancy.us. To schedule an interview with Allegiancy’s leadership, contact Audrey Bevel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866.842.7545 ext. 204, or (804) 201-7161.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Allegiancy, LLC’s (the “Company”) present expectations, but these statements are not guaranteed to occur. Furthermore, the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes. Investors should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the offering circular dated January 14, 2014 and filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on January 15, 2014. The offering circular, and any supplements or updates thereto, is available on the EDGAR system located on www.sec.gov.
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