6 Hurdles For Going Public Through A Reverse Merger

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, or going public through the side door as a reverse merger. Reverse mergers may not get your startup on the Nasdaq. The reverse merger process itself doesn’t raise any capital.

An Unneccesary Merger Between Corporate Goons


AB InBev SABMiller merger Craft Brew Smash UpBad time to start a craft brewery BTW. Valuations will be suppressed after this deal wraps. Does anyone see a massive issue with this? Craft brew will be squeezed out and these two groups will have a global monopoly. What is my issue with this? For starters it is beer. Why do we need such beer giants? You can make beer in the bath tub, and what was once attractive (Stella, etc.) is now just owned by corporate goons.

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Is A Reverse Merger The Way To Fund Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, and an old one long out of favor, the so-called “reverse merger.” Reverse mergers may not get your startup on the Nasdaq. The reverse merger process itself doesn’t raise any capital.

Mergers And Acquisitions: 4 Tips To Escape The ‘Friend Zone’

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow acquisition business brokers merger mergers and acquisitions moneyEither way, you will have closure and have finally moved beyond the dreaded M&A friend zone.

The inevitable merger of our species with machines

Start Up Blog

Continue reading → The post The inevitable merger of our species with machines appeared first on Steve Sammartino. It is said that we become the thing we are immersed in. I feel like we are starting to merge with the technology we have become so reliant on.

Maintaining Company Protection During A Merger


When a company is faced with a merger or acquisition situation, things can get a little hectic. With some hints and tips from a reputable resource such as Merger Technology , you can embrace the upcoming changes and work towards making the most of it, both for yourself and those you work with.

Why Your Merger Failed

Inc Startups

The majority of mergers are like marriages--they don''t work. Here''s how to boost your chances

The Avoidable Reason Why Most Mergers & Acquisitions Fail

Inc Startups

Most corporate acquisitions fail to deliver shareholder value. Here's how to avoid becoming a depressing statistic

I Was Shocked That This Startup's Merger With a $65 Billion Bank Is Going So Well

Inc Startups

The risks are high but Gradifi has shown that with the right branding, a clear organization structure and effective process, and a well-structured incentive system such mergers can work. Can a startup survive being acquired by a large corporation?

Grubhub and Seamless: Effecting The Elusive Private-Private Merger


As Benchmark is a large institutional investor in Grubhub, we were actively involved in the merger process, and we are quite excited about the potential of the two companies coming together. Some pretty high-profile mergers have fallen apart because of this issue.

Slide Show on Reverse Merger

Taffy Williams

How To Find An Advisor To Help With Mergers And Acquisitions


When business owners go through mergers and acquisitions, they often enlist the services of specialist advisors. Either way, merger and acquisition services are vital to the success of such an enterprise. What to Look for in Merger and Acquisition Services.

How Empires Fall: The Publicis Omnicom Merger Underscores The Rapid Decay Of The Ad Industry


Publicis Group and Omnicom, two of the world’s biggest ad agencies, have announced a merger to create the world’s biggest advertising group. The companies’ public statements about the merger, and the market dynamics forcing this combination, underscore the rapid decay of the advertising industry. The ad industry is crumbling – the merger is creating little [.].

DraftKings Keeps Grinding as FanDuel Merger Is in Limbo

Inc Startups

DraftKings followed up a $118 million raise with a EuroLeague partnership. Strategy

Takeaways from the Merger of oDesk & Elance

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Ever since oDesk and Elance announced their merger, enclaves of the freelance industry have been all a-gossip. Some freelancers are excited, some are panicked, and some are pretty sure the merger won’t affect them much at all. Why the Merger Happened.



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Tesla and SolarCity Shareholders Approve $2.3 Billion Merger

Inc Startups

The carmaker and solar-panel seller are joining forces, moving Musk's vision closer to reality

6 Challenges In Going Public Through The Backdoor

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, or going public through the backdoor as a reverse merger. Reverse mergers may not get your startup on the Nasdaq. The reverse merger process itself doesn’t raise any capital.

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Techstars and UP Global Join Forces to Support the Entrepreneurial Journey

Feld Thoughts

The first Startup Weekend took place in Boulder in June 2007 and I’ve been on the UP Global board since it was formed by the merger of Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership. The merger of these two great organizations is a logical next step in the expansion of vibrant startup communities around the world. Investments entrepreneurs journey mergers startup community startup digest Startup Next startup week startup weekend Techstars up global

Dell Technologies Completes its Merger with EMC Corp.


And Dell gets the award for coolest aerial stunt to introduce a […] The post Dell Technologies Completes its Merger with EMC Corp. In a $60 billion deal, Dell Technologies Wednesday closed its acquisition of EMC Corp.

Collaborating and Investing in the Indian Life Sciences Industry

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Higher Listing Standards for Reverse Merger Companies

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In response to a number of allegedly fraudulent filings by companies that went public through the reverse merger process, the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex and the NASDAQ Stock Market will increase their listing standards for reverse merger companies

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Inside the Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

Inc Startups

To save their companies from death-by-legal-fees, CEOs Nigel Eccles and Jason Robins will instead try to combine operations

Connecting The Dots: Mergers Of Early-Stage Startups


If all of the potential merger partners are very early stage, especially if no company has any market traction or revenue, the best approach to a merger is a simple equitable split – 50/50, 25x4, etc. The following is a guest post by Ken Smith.

Audit finds Duke overstated merger costs, will owe refund to NC customers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission flagged the utility for roughly $130 million in overstated merger costs, and there will be refunds to consumers.

The Secrets for Completing a Successful Merger or Acquisition

Inc Startups

There may come a time when you're looking to merge with or acquire another business, so preparation's vital

Our Perfect Merger (and Acquisition)

Inc Startups

Two-thousand and five was the year of the perfect merger and acquisition. Our merger was one of not just business, but of our entire lives. In a single year, a couple got married, got pregnant, and founded a fast-growing company. It wasn't your typical big-business-buys-a-small-business story, though. We got married, we got pregnant, and we founded a business, Heritage Link Brands, which is today the largest importer to the United States of black-produced wine from Africa.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Feel Optimistic About the QVC-HSN Merger

Inc Startups

The day after QVC announced it would buy HSN for $2.6 billion, entrepreneurs shared their thoughts on the deal.

How Winning Startups Tackle Tough Growth Constraints

Startup Professionals Musings

But in my experience as a startup advisor, too many entrepreneurs get stuck there, and always find excuses for not really exploring mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and alliance alternatives. growth constraints mergers organic outsourcing

When Does a Private-to-Private Merger Make Sense?

Both Sides of the Table

I’m pretty on record as saying I don’t think many private-to-private tech mergers make sense. And that’s when a private-to-private merger works. They are often done from a position of weakness. Something in both companies isn’t working, which is why they come together. I often don’t believe in the therm M&A because in my experience mostly A works. But of course there are always exceptions.

Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the World's Worst Merger

Inc Startups

Even though the numbers looked good, the company never did its cultural due diligence

How to Successfully Manage a Merger

Inc Startups

Roughly 70 percent of all corporate mergers fail, according to the Boston-based consulting firm Bain & Company. Although mergers can head south for many reasons, difficulties created by cultural differences at merged companies seem to play a significant role.

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Revenue Recognition’s Effect On M&A


A company not ready for implementation, or unaware of the changes on their business, will not have the analysis ready to cast their revenue under the new guidance — which can delay the deal or negatively impact the merger price. by Jacqueline Pruscha, Audit Manager at Sensiba San Filippo.

Delaware Finds That A Reverse Triangular Merger May Violate A Contractual Non-Assignment Provision

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In structuring a business acquisition, there are four commonly used transaction structures: (i) sale and purchase of all of the stock of the target company (Stock Acquisition); (ii) sale and purchase of all or substantially all of the assets of the target company (Asset Sale); (iii) merger of the target company into a subsidiary of the purchaser (Forward Triangular Merger); or (iv) merger of a subsidiary of the purchaser into the target company (Reverse Triangular Merger

The Treatment of Stock Options in the Context of a Merger or Acquisition Transaction

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

A principal issue in merger and acquisition transactions is whether, and to what extent, outstanding options will survive the completion of the transaction and whether and when the vesting of options will be accelerated

2012 Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

With 2011 now closed, we can reflect on a turbulent 12 months characterized by international political gridlock, sovereign debt concerns, tepid growth and economic uncertainty. Canada's sound financial sector and relative fiscal restraint have helped it weather an otherwise volatile period.

DraftKings and FanDuel Announce Long-Awaited Merger

Inc Startups

After months of regulatory scrutiny, the two companies officially tied the knot this morning

Keeping Innovation in the Mix After the Merger

Inc Startups

Worried what will happen to your company''s creative spark after getting acquired? Follow these guidelines and thrive

How To Choose An M&A Advisor When You’re Selling Your ‘Baby’


For a young entrepreneur, the mergers and acquisitions process can be exciting and potentially lucrative but it can also be the source of considerable stress. Professionalisms exit strategy Larry Fontillas M&A mergers & acquisitions selling your business

5 Ways CEOs Should Lead After Merger or Sale

Inc Startups

The hard work of keeping your company going begins the day after a transaction closes. Many CEOs believe a true test of their leadership occurs when their company is being sold, or when it acquires another company. An even more important test: how to lead the new company.