17 CFR § 230.152 - Definition of “transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering” in section 4(2), for certain transactions.
The phrase transactions by an issuer not involving any public offering in section 4(a)(2) (48 Stat. 77, sec. 203(a), 48 Stat. 906; 15 U.S.C. 77d) shall be deemed to apply to transactions not involving any public offering at the time of said transactions although subsequently thereto the issuer decides to make a public offering and/or files a registration statement.