Category Archive for: ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’

Definitive Deal Documents in M&A Transactions

One of the final steps in the M&A process happens concurrently with the due diligence process where the buyer and the target company will begin to work with their attorneys to prepare the Purchase and Sale Agreement and other ancillary documents to close the transaction. The Buyer’s counsel will typically prepare the initial draft of the purchase agreement based on …

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Preliminary Due Diligence in M&A

One of the preliminary steps in M&A transactions includes non-disclosure agreements. Once an NDA is signed, the target company will typically provide preliminary information such as financial statements, customer and marketing information, organization structure, etc., to provide you with the needed information to decide whether making an offer will align with your growth and acquisition strategy. You can read more …

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Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

Once an offer is accepted, the next step is for the buyer to conduct the in-depth due diligence of the target company. Buyers often hire outside accounting firms to help them analyze the target company’s financial statements and projections. Legal due diligence will typically involve attorneys to check under the hood and make sure all of the skeletons in the …

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How to Identify Acquisition Targets?

One part of competitive growth strategy is acquisition. Some key questions to ask during the process of taking a company to a higher level include: a. Who are your industry competitors? b. Who are your vendors that can be absorbed to drive up the bottom line and profitability? c. Are there new entrants into the industry or market that could …

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Making an Offer in M&A Transactions

A Buyer will typically make its offer by presenting an “offer letter” or “letter of intent” containing the terms of its offer. It is not legally binding but will be heavily relied upon by the attorneys when drafting the transaction documents as well as the target company in deciding on whether to accept the offer. Keep in mind that there …

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