On June 10, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a bulletin about reverse mergers. The bulletin provided information about reverse mergers and cautioned investors about investing in companies who go public in reverse merger transactions.
The bulletin can be viewed at www.sec.gov/investor/alerts/reversemergers.pdf.
The bulletin follows enforcement actions against several Chinese companies that have used reversed mergers to go public and access the U.S. capital markets. Several other Chinese companies that have used the reverse merger process are also alleged to have published misleading financial reports.
A reverse merger allows a private company to get its stock traded on public exchanges without going through the initial public offering using a registration statement filed with the SEC. The end result is that the private company becomes public without the scrutiny of the SEC simply by merging with a company that is already public.
A company pursuing an IPO has to file detailed registration documents with the SEC that include financial statements while a company that goes public through a reverse merger does not file a registration. Additionally, the post-merger public entity is able to avoid another regulatory filing, Form 211, if its stock was continuously traded prior to the reverse merger.
For more information about reverse mergers please visit: http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/reverse-merger-myths/
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