Software M&A Blog

Critical M&A Contract Terms #5: Ensuring liquidity when receiving publicly traded stock

The IPO market is back and with it is publicly traded stock.  We’re seeing a significant uptick in the number of deals we do involving stock as part of the payment. Taking on public stock in a transaction does not always mean that you can immediately liquidate it. Stock must be registered... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 14:11
Posted by Daniel Bernstein, Senior Vice President
Critical M&A Contract Terms #4: Securing reasonable escrow and holdbacks

In an M&A transaction, the seller typically does maintain some liability to the buyer, which will be reflected, in part, in escrows and holdbacks.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 15:36
Posted by Rob Schram, Senior Vice President
Critical M&A Contract Terms #3: Managing balance sheet adjustments

So, you thought you negotiated the price for your company - but think again. ​ The contract determines how the balance sheet will be treated and that treatment will... Click here to read more

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:18
Posted by Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President
Critical M&A Contract Terms #2: Providing accurate financial reps and warranties

One of the areas that commonly causes problems in the M&A contract is financial information and related representation. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you gear up to tackle financial reps and... Click here to read more

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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 15:40
Posted by Russ Riggins, Senior Director
Critical M&A Contract Terms #1: Allocating risk for seller contract assignments

We begin our blog series of Ten Critical Terms in any M&A Contract with the allocation of risk for the seller in contract assignments. How might contract assignments affect a deal? What do you need to... Click here to read more

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 15:49
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus

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