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CAQ releases highlights of March 2021 joint meeting with the SEC staff

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Jul 12, 2021

On July 12, 2021, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) published highlights of the March 24, 2021, CAQ SEC Regulations Committee joint meeting with the SEC staff.

Top­ics dis­cussed at the meet­ing in­cluded:

  • Presentation of pro forma earnings per share in IPO registration statements.
  • Implementation questions regarding final amendments to requirements for disclosures about acquired and disposed-of businesses.
  • Financial statements used to determine significance for an acquisition shortly after year-end.
  • Staff observations regarding waivers related to significant acquisitions.
  • Implementation questions regarding final amendments to MD&A, selected financial data, and supplementary financial information.
  • Staff observations on requirements for disclosures about critical audit matters in certain scenarios involving emerging growth companies.
  • Financial statement requirements in an Form S-4 registration statement or merger proxy statement for a nonreporting target merging with a public operating company, shell company, or special-purpose acquisition company in a reverse merger.
  • Staff reminder that draft or initial registration statements must be complete when submitted or filed.

Re­view the high­lights on the CAQ's web­site.

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