reverse merger

reverse merger
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reverse merger UK US noun [C]
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a situation in which a private company (= one whose shares are not traded on a stock market) buys most of the shares in a public company so that it controls that company and becomes a public company itself. A reverse merger allows a private company to get capital on a stock market without an initial public offering (= making shares available for the first time): »

He staved off bankruptcy by engineering a reverse merger with a dormant holding company listed on the Milan stock exchange.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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