Category: Super 8-k Requirements

Super 8-k Requirements: For entities engaging in a merger or acquisition transaction that would require the filing of a Super 8-K (i.e., where the public company is a shell company), the positive side is that the attorneys, accountants and auditors are putting together documents and information and engaging in efforts that would need to be completed for the Super 8-K in any event, just with an altered earlier timeline. The efforts can be seen as a head start on the Super 8-K preparation…

Mar182014

Guide to Reverse Merger Transaction

What is a reverse merger?  What is the process?

A reverse merger is the most common alternative to an initial public offering (IPO) or direct public offering (DPO) for a company seeking to go public.  A “reverse merger” allows a privately held company to go public by acquiring a controlling interest in, and merging with, a public operating or public shell company.  The SEC defines a “shell company” as a publically traded company with (1) no or nominal operations and (2) either no or nominal assets or assets consisting solely of any amount of cash and cash equivalents.

In a reverse merger process, the private operating company shareholders exchange their shares of the private company for either new or existing shares of the public company so that