Corporate 101:  Anatomy of an M&A Transaction

In this session, our corporate attorneys will provide an overview of the main considerations involved in buying a business and the principal provisions included in the related legal documents. Acquisitions by way of stock purchase, asset purchase and merger are all considered, with differences among those transaction types highlighted. Differences in approach between public company and private equity transactions are also discussed.

Topics to be covered include legal due diligence; the use of confidentiality agreements, exclusivity agreements, and letters of intent; and preparation of disclosure schedules. The structure and principal provisions of an acquisition agreement are also reviewed.