Mergers and acquisitions involve a great deal of critical business, legal, financial, and deal negotiation issues. In order to get you started with the most important information you need to know, we’ve compiled this list of the best articles our M&A expert Richard D. Harroch has written on many of the key issues involved in the sale of privately held companies:
22 Mistakes Made by Sellers in M&A Transactions
Selling a company can be a very time-consuming, complicated process. Here’s a list of common mistakes private companies often make when attempting to sell themselves.
Mergers and Acquisitions: 15 Important Considerations for In-House Counsel
An overview of 15 key strategic, negotiating, and diligence considerations involved in the typical sale of a privately held company, and the steps in-house counsel can take to better understand, prepare for, and address these considerations and related issues.
20 Key Due Diligence Activities in Merger and Acquisition Transactions
A company going through an M&A process needs to anticipate the extensive due diligence that the acquirer will undertake. This article discusses the critical due diligence activities that the seller needs to be prepared for.
13 Key Intellectual Property Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
A summary of the most significant activities and issues relating to intellectual property connected with a typical acquisition of a privately held company.
Negotiating an Acquisition Letter of Intent
In a business acquisition, the purpose of the letter of intent is to ensure there is a “meeting of the minds” on price and key terms before both parties expend significant resources and legal fees. In this article, the key elements of drafting an acquisition letter of intent are discussed.
The Importance of Online Data Rooms in Mergers and Acquisitions
If you are a seller preparing for an M&A transaction, it’s important to set up an online data room to expedite the process. Read this guide to getting started, including an extensive list of what documents to include.
The Importance of Disclosure Schedules in Mergers and Acquisitions
Disclosure schedules are an integral part of any M&A transaction. Learn common mistakes made when preparing disclosure schedules, and download a sample template to get you started.
Negotiating Investment Banker Engagement Letters
Companies often hire investment bankers for capital fund-raising and M&A activities. This article discusses certain guidelines that are appropriate when drafting an investment banker engagement letter.
The Key Elements of Non-Disclosure Agreements
If you are sharing confidential business information, learn when it makes sense to have an NDA in place as well as the important terms that agreement should include.
What Entrepreneurs Should Do After They Sell Their Company
When the time finally comes to sell your business, you will be faced with the daunting task of what to do with perhaps the largest influx of funds in your lifetime. This article provides advice on how to protect proceeds, minimize taxes, and plan for your family’s financial future.
9 Key Ways to Prepare for an M&A Transaction
M&A transactions can be time consuming and stressful for a company and its management team. Learn some important things a company can do to maximize the likelihood of a successful sale.
30 Key Lessons Learned from M&A Transactions
Mergers and acquisitions are difficult to accomplish. They require strong preparation, sophisticated advisors, and a dedicated management team. This article provides various lessons learned from M&A transactions involving the sale of private companies, from the perspective of the selling company.
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