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

May 04, 2011

The Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice

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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