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News & Events: Reverse Mergers


  • November 10 2011

    U.S. securities regulators approved strict new listing standards for reverse merger companies on Wednesday after a rash of accounting scandals.  Under the new listing standards approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any company that becomes public through a reverse merger will have…

  • August 08 2011

    NYSE Euronext (NYX.N) is seeking to tighten its listing standards for reverse merger companies, in a move designed to combat the recent rash of accounting scandals with U.S.-listed Chinese companies.

  • June 03 2011

    In December we wrote about the SEC's probe of American firms and individuals,
    with co-conspirators in China, which allegedly defrauded American investors out of
    billions via a specific method of taking…

  • April 26 2011

    The Nasdaq stock market has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to change regulations regarding how quickly companies using a reverse merger can be listed on a major exchange.  In a filing Monday, the exchange…

  • February 28 2011

    Laguna Beach-based Auri Design Group, LLC. ("Auri") dba Auri Footwear – announced
    today that it has taken control of publicly traded company Wellstone Filter Sciences, Inc.
    (OTCBB: WFSN) via a reverse merger.

  • August 16 2010

    JBS SA, the world’s biggest beef producer, may turn its $7.1 billion Pilgrim’s Pride unit into the parent of U.S. operations in a so-called reverse merger after postponing an initial public offering of JBS USA, Chief Executive Officer Joesley Batista said.“I would prefer to do the IPO of the U.S. unit…

  • July 18 2010

    VoIP technology pioneer Vocaltec has agreed to a merger with Ymax Communications, the creator of magicJack, in a merger agreement that priced Vocaltex at 220% over its market price – and sent its share soaring. The new company will be worth approximately $245 million, or $17.50 per share.

  • May 04 2010

    Data center services company Consonus Technologies of Cary is hoping that a different route to the public markets and Wall Street capital will do better than a failed IPO attempt in 2008. The company has reached a reverse merger deal with New York holding company Midas Medici that will open the companies to a public stock offering valued…

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