Chile Mining Technologies – Securities Investigation
Are you concerned about your investment in Chile Mining Technologies? If so, the securities attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage firm that sold you the investment.
According to Bloomberg, Chile Mining Technologies, Inc. extracts minerals in Chile. The company reportedly places copper tailings in an acidic solution, places positive and negative electrodes in the solution, and passes electricity between them. The copper ions are deposited on the negative electrode.
The company filed a Form D (private placement) notice of exempt offering of securities in 2010 to raise capital from investors. The total offering amount was $ 13,000,000, with estimated sales commissions of 9%.
The Risks of Investing in Reg D Private Placements
The White Law Group is investigating the liability that FINRA registered brokerage firms may have for improperly selling alternative investment products like Chile Mining Technologies to investors.
Private placements are a means for smaller companies to raise capital through the sale of equity or debt securities without having to register their securities with the SEC. These investments are often riskier and more complicated than traditional investments, and are only suitable for high net worth, sophisticated investors.
Broker dealers are required to perform adequate due diligence on any investment they recommend. They must ensure that all recommendations are suitable for the investor. Recommendations should be in line with the investor’s age, risk tolerance, net worth, and investment experience.
Despite the risks of investing in this type of alternative investments, brokerage firms continue to push this type of investment because of the high commissions associated with their sale and creation.
If you are concerned about your investment in Chile Mining Technologies or another private placement investment and would like to speak with a securities attorney about your options, please call The White Law Group at 888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
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