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Public or reporting companies must submit Form S-4 to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in case of mergers, acquisitions, or stock exchange offers. Mergers happen when companies want to expend, unite efforts, move into some new segments, or gain higher revenues and profits to maximize stakeholder value. Once the merger is done, the new shares are distributed to current shareholders of both merging companies. An exchange offer happens usually in bankruptcy cases, when a firm or financial entity exchanges securities for similar ones at less rigid terms.

All mergers required SEC Form S-4 filing. Five common types of mergers include:


  • Conglomerate Mergers – This involves 2 companies with unrelated businesses. The company’s combine to expand their current markets.

  • Congeneric Mergers – This involves 2 or more companies generally in the same market. This allows efficiencies or economies of scale when the companies use the same technology, marketing, products & R&D processes. It also happens when a company wants to extend its product offerings.

  • Market Extension Mergers - This involves 2 Companies with the same or similar products operating in different markets. The purpose of this type of merger is to expand into new markets.

  • Horizontal Mergers – This type of merger involves 2 competitors within the same industry. The companies combine in an attempt to expand their market share.

  • Vertical Mergers – This involves 2 companies, one of which is a supplies of parts and services to the other. Combining the company operations allows for certainty in the supply chain and cost reductions in producing the final value proposition.

Companies seeking a hostile takeover of another company must file form S-4 to provide public notice. Investors use this information to exploit M&A gains. Investors realize that company stock prices generally trade at a premium during a merger or takeover.

Form S-4 is filed on the SEC EDGAR system in HTML format. The SEC only accepts a simplified version of HTML, requiring the source documents to be converted using specialized SEC EDGAR software (as opposed to simply using the "Save as HTML" option in a word processor). Form S-4 also requires the filing entity to be registered with the SEC EDGAR system and have valid EDGAR filing codes, and possibly pay a fee based on the number and offering price of any new shares being registered.

To Retain and Engage STEVE MUEHLER - SECURITIES for a S-4 Registration Statement Filing:

STEVE MUEHLER - SECURITIES regularly works with companies and their legal counsel with respect to the creating and filing of SEC Form S-4; we consider it one of our specialties. 


After the complete SEC Form S-4 is drafted and approved by your company, STEVE MUEHLER - SECURITIES will convert the approved and finalized S-4 Registration Statement to SEC EDGAR HTML format, and provide you and your team with an online proof. After obtaining your final approval, we file the Form S-4 with the SEC EDGAR system.

The entire STEVE MUEHLER - SECURITIES team is available throughout this entire process to prepare and submit subsequent amendments, redlines, and correspondence letters.


Service(s) to be Provided:

  • Drafting & Preparation of a Federal Securities Laws Compliant S-4 Registration Statement.

    • Our Custom S-4 Registration Statement includes (but is not limited to):

      • Structuring and Development of a Presentation Grade S-4 Registration Statement,

      • all SEC Filing(s) as required via the EDGAR,

      • Access to our Broker-Dealer Network & International Institutional Investment Banking Network.

      • Does Not include any expenses associated with any required Financial Audits, Legal Opinion Letters, Stock Transfer Agents, and/or any Shares Registration Fees payable to the SEC 


Rates will be based on an Hourly Rate of $45.00 per hour plus expenses incurred including, but not limited to, postage and purchase of any special software necessary to complete task. Time to complete the job will be estimated and any projects estimated over $200.00 will require a TBD down payment. Steve Muehler Bills for Services Rendered each week. Steve Muehler requires a signed contract, which outlines the project details, prior to beginning any work.