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Forge and SharesPost Join Forces to Create Powerhouse Global Private Securities Marketplace

Forge and SharesPost Join Forces to Create Powerhouse Global Private Securities Marketplace

Forge Global and SharesPost, preeminent private securities marketplaces, announced  they have signed an agreement to merge, pending regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. Together, the two companies will create one of the largest global private securities marketplaces, bringing liquidity and transparency at scale to pre-IPO companies and investors.

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“By combining these two companies, we believe we create a leader in the private markets and complete our mission.”

Combined the two companies have facilitated thousands of transactions, resulting in more than $6 billion in private market transaction volume, for hundreds of private companies. Together, the companies have a combined customer base of more than 1 million and will strengthen their comprehensive and scalable technology platform, furthering the combined entity’s position as a leading source of historical private market trade data.

“We see a world of rapidly evolving capital solutions that keep pace with the evolutionary magnitude that innovation companies are driving in the global economy,” said Kelly Rodriques, CEO of Forge. “SharesPost has been a trailblazer in the industry; joining forces will greatly benefit our customers, as well as accelerate and expand our capabilities as the operating system for private market transactions. Ultimately, we will deliver more mission critical infrastructure for our customers than any other private market operator in the world.”

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