Emerge Commerce looking to go public on TSXV via reverse takeover

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Toronto-based e-commerce startup Emerge Commerce has announced plans to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) following a planned acquisition of Aumento, a public capital pool company.

“We prefer profitable, steady growth, rather than ‘growth at all costs’, as unsexy as that may sound.”

Emerge has signed a letter of intent to acquire Aumento through a reverse takeover, and the proceeds will mostly go towards upcoming acquisitions as well as growth capital. A reverse takeover is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex process of going public.

As part of the letter of intent, Emerge is raising a $5 million private placement led by Canaccord Genuity and Gravitas, which is expected to close later this week. Emerge expects to complete its agreement with Aumento over the next month. The company also expects to receive TSXV approval to list within 30 to 60 days. CEO Ghassan Halazon claimed the definitive agreement with Aumento will give Emerge a pre-money valuation of $45 million CAD.

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