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China Matters: China Reverse Mergers Under Increasing Scrutiny from U.S. Regulators and Plaintiffs Lawyers

Over the past few years, reverse mergers have become an increasingly popular way for China-based companies to access U.S. equity markets. For many China-based companies, reverse mergers offer an attractive alternative to an Initial Public Offering (IPO), because reverse mergers are faster and less expensive than IPOs. According to a recent report, 159 China-based companies engaged in reverse mergers from 2007 through the first quarter of 2010, while only 56 China-based companies engaged in traditional IPOs during the same period.

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