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Intellectual property, or IP, is an essential component of any merger or acquisition (M&A). As our economy becomes increasingly reliant on technology and innovation, the role of IP in any M&A also becomes increasingly important because of the immense value it can add to a business.  If you’re considering an M&A, it’s essential that IP...
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When selling your business, you only need one motivated buyer with whom you can agree on the terms of your sale, but finding the right one can take some effort. One way to improve the odds of finding the right committed buyer is to solicit multiple bids. Additionally, there are other reasons why it can be advantageous to have...
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Successfully navigating a business transaction requires a team of professionals, not the least of which includes experienced legal counsel.  While in-house counsel remains important, outside counsel provides important benefits for businesses undergoing one of the biggest transactions they may ever take part in. Why You Should Hire Outside Legal Counsel for your Merger or Acquisition...
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There are countless ways to structure a business transaction, and while this can be good, it also adds to the complexity of the process. Because you can slice and dice the deal any which way, it can be difficult to identify exactly which way is right for you. This can be particularly true when it comes to...
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Undergoing due diligence is an essential component of any business acquisition. This is the time when you can really look under the hood of a business and verify that everything you believe to be accurate and true about the business you’re about to purchase is indeed accurate and true. During this phase of a business acquisition, there...
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Yes, offer price and valuation in a merger and acquisition (M&A) deal are negotiable, but these negotiations can be complicated, especially when a company’s shares are not publicly traded.  When there are differences between a buyer’s and seller’s opinion on valuation – and there usually are – it will have to be negotiated in order...
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With any transaction, there are risks and there are rewards. Successfully selling your business? Yes, it can come with significant rewards, but first you must navigate the sale and all the potential risks that could come with it if you’re not prepared or don’t have the best legal counsel at your side.  Below we’ll walk...
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Businesses of all shapes and sizes can undergo mergers and acquisitions to expand their market reach, diversify offerings and break into new segments. Joining two companies through a merger or acquisition can be a fast and efficient way to multiply your book of business and increase shareholder value. Depending on the company’s goals and interests,...
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Great businesses are built on great ideas. Establishing, growing and ultimately choosing to sell your business is a colossal undertaking and truly a life’s work. For those with the passion and determination to pursue it, the results can be highly rewarding both personally and professionally. If you have a great idea and are ready to...
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A business purchase letter of intent (LOI) is a non-binding document shared between a buyer and seller of a business entity. The agreement is used as a starting point for negotiating the terms of a proposed business deal.  An LOI typically includes provisions for items such as price and any adjustments to the purchase price,...
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