M&A Counsel and Dealmaking: Leveraging Access to Capital and Market Conditions

Managing Post-Closing Integration, Governance and Due Diligence Challenges

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will examine key legal trends and market conditions affecting M&A dealmaking, focusing on ways that deal size affects term strategy, post-closing integration and planning for failure to meet pre-closing objectives, directors’ governance and due diligence issues including a properly focused FCPA review, and access to transactional capital.

Description

Changes in the economy and the M&A market have led to new dealmaking trends and hastened the implementation of different strategies. With smaller deals taking place, counsel must be conscious of ways the size of the deal can impact deal terms and best practices.

Post-closing integration planning should not be overlooked particularly since (too often) pre-closing objectives are not met after the deal is closed. Deal counsel should consider how Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley affect due diligence.

With large corporate cash balances, availability of private equity capital and low interest rates, another factor to consider is how to access transactional capital and cost for doing so. Divestitures, particularly among distressed companies, may create quality targets for acquisition.

Listen as our panel of M&A attorneys reviews important legal trends and market conditions impacting M&A deals in the current environment, including post-closing integration planning, due diligence best practices, governance issues, options for access to transactional capital, and divestiture trends.

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Outline

  1. Current trends in M&A overview
  2. Factors driving trends
  3. Post-integration
  4. Board of director governance
  5. Due diligence best practices
  6. Access and cost of transactional capital
  7. Divestiture trends
  8. FCPA and related compliance risk in M&A due diligence

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What market developments are driving deals and best practice strategies?
  • How are changes on the law under Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley affecting due diligence?
  • How does the size of the deal impact M&A strategy for deal counsel?
  • How important is FCPA due diligence in successfully and timely completing a transaction?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew J. Sherman

Partner
Jones Day

Mr. Sherman’s practice focuses on issues affecting business growth for companies at all stages, including...  |  Read More

Joan E. McKown
Joan E. McKown

Partner
Jones Day

Her practice focuses on investigations, enforcement actions and other proceedings with U.S. and foreign regulators....  |  Read More

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