SEC Form N-14AE

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DEFINITION of 'SEC Form N-14AE'

A form related to Form N-14, which, in general, is a form used to register securities issued by investment companies (mutual funds) in connection with business combinations and mergers pursuant to Rule 145 under the Securities Act of 1933. SEC Form N-14AE is an initial registration statement filed by an investment company to register securities with automatic effectiveness under Rule 488.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form N-14AE'

Rule 488 applies to investment companies excepted from the definition of investment companies by rules under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which regulates mutual funds. Rule 145 is designed to make available the protection by registration under the Securities Act of 1933 to investors that are offered securities in a merger or business transaction.

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