A 144A offering is an offer to sell securities to a certain type of US investors, namely a QIB, or qualified institutional buyers. 144A offerings have been used since the 1990s and are common method to sell equity or debt. MFN assists with both equity and debt offerings of securities for 144A offerings. Entailed in a 144A is the creating or writing of a private placement memorandum or offering memorandum. For debt securities, it is common to use large depositories to clear and settle trade, such as DTCC in the United States or Euroclear or Clearstream in Europe for global bonds or global notes.
Most often an international securities identification number, or many “ISIN” numbers, as well as the US CUSIP number, are obtained for the securities, especially if multiple classes of shares of multiple notes with varying terms are offered.