Reverse Mergers and Nanotechnology
Volume 4, Issue 1
David M. Smith, Dewey Ballantine LLP
Doron S. Goldstein, Dewey Ballantine LLP
Joshua Heideman, Dewey Ballantine LLP
With the nanotechnology industry presenting new and exciting opportunities an increasing number of nanotechnology companies are contemplating going public in order to obtain the benefits of being a public company and grow their business. Many nanotechnology companies do not satisfy the criteria necessary to conduct a successful initial public offering and are forced to consider alternative ways to go public, such as the reverse merger. In addition to discussing potential benefits to a nanotechnology company of going public, this article explains reverse mergers, how they work, and why they may be the most effective method for nanotechnology companies trying to access the public market.
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