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reverse takeover

n.
A takeover of a larger company by a smaller company, especially one involving a scheme to convert a private company into a public one or to relocate a company to another jurisdiction that results in the owners of the acquired company having a controlling interest in the merged company. Also called reverse acquisition, reverse merger.

reverse takeover

n
(Commerce) finance the purchase of a larger company by a smaller company, esp of a public company by a private company
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Reverse takeovers have been problematic since the Gloucester Coal battle last year.
These decisions caused considerable debate, with some commentators expressing the view that they would cruel reverse takeovers (which are allowable under section 611 of the Corporations Act).
IN RECENT weeks, North West companies Cains and Eddie Stobart have both floated on the stock market through reverse takeovers.
So what are the advantages of reverse takeovers, and are we likely to see more in the future?
Mr Lewis added, 'Our involvement in getting companies to market is continuing with Morgan Cole's corporate team currently advising on two AIM reverse takeovers and one flotation on AIM.
Tinopolis has joined the Alternative Investment Market after its reverse takeover of Acquisitor was agreed earlier this week.
Reverse takeovers are relatively uncommon and involve a small public or private company taking over a larger one.
It is looking for reverse takeovers, and the word on the street is the directors are hoping for a deal in the internet sector.
Mr Noon added that while relatively uncommon, reverse takeovers are attractive to target companies since they offer so much in one fell swoop - not just the enlarged group and the synergies that come with it, but a listing and access to the public markets, too.