due-diligence meeting

Due Diligence Meeting

An internal meeting held after the registration of a new security with the SEC but before the registration's effective date. Under the Securities Act of 1933, all accountants, counsel, underwriters, and managers can be held civilly liable for knowingly making false or misleading statements in the registration documents. In order to shield themselves from liability, representatives of the registrant conduct a meeting before the registration becomes effective to discuss and if necessary remedy any issues that may have arisen. This is considered a necessary part of due diligence prior to the issuance of a new security.

due-diligence meeting

A meeting between officials of the organization that will be issuing securities and members of the syndicate that will be distributing the securities. A due-diligence meeting is held for the purpose of discussing the terms of the issue, preparing a final prospectus, and negotiating a final agreement between the issuer and syndicate members.
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Years ago--I think it was 1993, in the late summer, after the first World Trade Center bombing--I attended a due-diligence meeting at the Marriott Hotel near the Twin Towers.
At one dinner, during the two-day due-diligence meeting, I got to sit at a table with the Clintons' financial advisor, who was visiting from Arkansas.
The open house will also kick off a series of investor-related events including seminars, trade-shows and due-diligence meetings.