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Cultural Clashes in the Reverse Merger World

While in Manhattan recently, I spoke with several investment bankers and Securities and Exchange Commission attorneys about the future of reverse mergers and PIPEs (private investments in public equity). Considering the plight of the economy and the swings in the financial markets, the general consensus was remarkably positive. Reverse mergers have become increasing global over the last three years, and they are now starting to attract investors that previously shied away from such deals.


Going Public Without an IPO: What Can You Afford?

The Investors' and Issuers' Summit on Alternative Capital Raising Strategies Conference recently took place at The Harvard Club in New York. Several companies representing the reverse merger sector attended the Financial Research Associates-sponsored conference, which was geared toward alternative ways for companies to go public ...


An IPO Alternative: The London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market

The London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market has been a resounding success. There are now more than 1,689 companies on AIM -- more than on the UK's official list. The LSE promotes AIM as the most successful growth market in the world when marketing itself to international companies ...


Reverse Shell Mergers Then and Now: Breaking Records, Gaining Steam

Reverse shell mergers have emerged as the de facto global IPO marketplace for emerging growth companies. Last year, there were 222 completed reverse merger transactions. Collectively, they were valued at US$8.36 billion, a 14 percent increase over the previous year ...


The New IPO Market: Reverse Shell Mergers

The average size raised for an IPO (initial public offering) in 2007 was US$229 million, according to IPO Home. That translates into a market cap valuation averaging over $1 billion for companies that are going public ...

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