An inventory registration statement is a submission to the SEC for the registration of a public offering, usually when there is no intention to immediately sell all of the registered securities. A shelf registration declaration allows multiple offers based on the same registration. As a general rule, the offer and sale of securities are considered stakeholders when the shareholders of the covered entity are asked to vote on a plan or agreement for the relocation, merger, consolidation or transfer of assets, or to approve a plan or agreement. Companies may also register securities on Form S-4 that they wish to issue in exchange for their outstanding securities or outstanding securities of another entity. The acquisition shelf. An acquisition of Shelf provides for the issuance of equity securities in return for future acquisitions. A shelf registration declaration is normally filed on Form S-4 and cannot be filed on Form S-3. (We will look in more detail at the acquisition locker registration declarations below in this chapter.) Shelf registration is a process approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Rule 415, which allows for the submission of a single company registration document allowing the issuance of multiple securities. Issuers of Form S-3 may use inventory registration to record securities that are offered immediately, continuously or deferred.
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