Forge Global, an online marketplace for buying and selling shares in private companies, is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Motive Capital. Through the merger, Forge is expecting to raise more than $500 million. The merger values Forge at $2 billion. The company wrote in a press release that it has almost 400,000 users, including over 123,000 accredited...
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