Stay Legal! New SEC Rules
Recent changes in key securities laws have altered the desirable features for shells most efficiently used in reverse mergers. The shell you can use most efficiently will be clean, have at least 300 shareholders and should not be reporting or trading now.
Under most recent SEC and NASD rulings regarding public trading, the features of a "shell corporation" that are necessary to get a company public, quickly and cheaply, and to allow the sale of a portion of the shares received for the business include:
Only a securities attorney should express an expert opinion as to how a specific shell corporation is legally and efficiently utilized to complete a reverse merger transaction with a specific private company. However new securities laws suggest some clear priorities when planning for the most efficient transaction:
Necessary. Minimum is 300.
A symbol will need to be assigned by NASDAQ/OTCBB following effectiveness with the SEC.
Unnecessary and undesirable as it will increase cost and slow the process.
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