All Roads Lead to Rome—Reverse Merger Financing

  • Jiazhuo G. WangEmail author
  • Juan Yang


Reverse Merger, also known as reverse takeover or reverse IPO, refers a way of financing that a private company acquires a majority of the shares of a public company or “shell company” with relatively low market value by injecting its own assets into the shell company, and then uses the shell company as a vehicle to make the parent company go public.


Private Company Initial Public Offering Internet Service Provider Equity Financing China Security Regulatory Commission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business, College of Staten IslandCity University of New YorkStaten Island, New YorkUSA
  2. 2.HSBC Business SchoolPeking UniversityShenzhenChina

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