SEC Form S-1 is a registration filing form for companies to complete registration of securities offering under the Securities Act of 1933 [pdf] (see also, 15 USC Ch.
2A, Part 77. This act, also known as the Truth in Securites Act was inacted to bring greater transparency to securities. Through form S-1, companies offering securites are required to disclose a description of the company’s properties and business; a description of the security being offered; information about management running the company and financial statements that have been certified by independent accountants.
S-1 registration filings typically include information about the total number of shares offered and the price per share as well as Investment Prospectus information offered to investors.
A feed of the latest S-1 filings can be found below.