Prospectus – Company Law – Part 2

Shelf Prospectus

Provisions related to shelf-prospectus have been discussed under 31 of Companies Act, 2013.

Issued by the public financial institutions, company, or bank.

When a shelf prospectus is issued then the issuer doesn’t get to issue a separate prospectus for every offering, he offers and sell without issuing an extra prospectus.

The prospectus shall prescribe the validity period of the prospectus and it should be not be exceeding one year. This period commences from the opening date of the primary offer of the securities. For any second or further offer, no separate prospectus is required.

The Company that is filing a shelf prospectus is required to file the information memorandum.

Information Memorandum consists of all the facts regarding the new charges created, what changes have undergone within the financial position of the corporate since the primary offer of the safety or between the two offers. It should be filed with the registrar within three months before the difficulty of the second or subsequent offer made under the shelf prospectus as given under Rule 4CCA of section 60A(3) under the businesses (Central Government’s) General Rules and Forms, 1956.

Red herring prospectus

The prospectus which lacks the entire particulars about the quantum of the worth of the securities. This prospectus is issued prior to when it’s proposing to make an offer of securities. Red Herring prospectus must be filed with the registrar a minimum of three days before the opening of the subscription list or the offer. If there’s any variation between a red herring prospectus and a prospectus then it should be highlighted within the prospectus as variations.

Abridged Prospectus

Provisions related to abridged prospectus have been discussed under section 2(1) of Companies Act, 2013. The abridged prospectus may be a summary of a prospectus filed before the registrar. It contains all the features of a prospectus. Consists of a memorandum, which contains the prospectus all the knowledge of the prospectus in short in order that , it should be convenient and quick for an investor to understand all the useful information in short.

Deemed Prospectus

Provisions associated with Deemed prospectus has been discussed under section 25(1) of Companies Act, 2013. When any company to supply securities purchasable to the general public , allots or agrees to allot securities, the document are going to be considered as a deemed prospectus through which the offer is made to the public for sale. The document is deemed to be a prospectus of a corporation for all purposes and every one the supply of content and liabilities of a prospectus are going to be applied upon it.


Section 30 of the businesses Act 2013 contains the provisions regarding the advertisement of the prospectus. This section states that when in any manner the advertisement of a prospectus is published, it’s mandatory to specify the contents of the memorandum of the corporate regarding the object, member’s liabilities, amount of the company’s share capital, signatories and therefore the number of shares subscribed by them and the capital structure of the corporate .

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