With a lower minimum, your offering will be attractive to more investors. And as Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) get involved and invest their client’s savings in Reg A+ offerings, they will need a low minimum so they can spread their client’s exposure over a number of companies.
Before the new Reg A+, companies whose stock was already trading wanted to sell stock with the old Reg A. To do this the stock had to be reasonably priced in relation to the market price. However, the market price in small companies can be volatile. To change the price of the offering, the company had to file an amendment of its Reg A+ filing and wait weeks to get it qualified by the SEC. By that time the market price would have changed and the pricing would be out of date.
The answer is No. You can choose not to list your company on a marketplace, and then your shares will not be public. Regulation A+ allows you to make your shares liquid after the offering, but it is not required. In Tier 1 offerings the only reporting requirements post offering are to report to the SEC any significant change in the business.