Right-Sizing M&A Documentation for Smaller and Middle-Market Deals: Distinguishing Relevant From Unnecessary Terms, Reducing Costs
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will look at how to take a standard "long-form" stock purchase agreement or asset purchase agreement and curate it to fit smaller ($10 million or less) deals more appropriately. The panel will also include practical tips and tricks for documenting and closing smaller deals efficiently.
- Overview of asset purchase, stock purchase, and merger/consolidation structures
- Long-form vs. short-form agreements and related documentation
- Standard provisions found in all merger agreements
- Right-sizing the agreement: deciding what terms are critical and what terms are not
- Streamlining the closing process for smaller deals
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can drafting counsel address the parties' interests (what they want to get out of the deal) and their tolerance for risk without over-lawyering the agreement?
- In what ways can counsel make the closing process more manageable and cost-efficient?
McCarter & English
Mr. Ande advises clients in numerous areas at every stage of the business continuum, with a focus on tech and... | Read More
Mr. Ande advises clients in numerous areas at every stage of the business continuum, with a focus on tech and tech-enabled industries. Venture capital funds, private equity funds, and companies rely on his extensive experience with private equity and venture capital financings as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, equity transactions, debt financings, and other general corporate and securities law matters. Clients seek Mr. Ande’s practical guidance in structuring, negotiating, and documenting a wide variety of business and corporate agreements, including merger agreements, securities purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, disclosure schedules for, and other ancillary transaction documents associated with, such agreements and transactions, including escrow agreements, security agreements, employment agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, and other entity formation documents.Close
Ira L. Blank
The Enterprise Law Group
In over 30 years, Mr. Blank has served as labor and employment law counsel/litigation counsel to businesses and has... | Read More
In over 30 years, Mr. Blank has served as labor and employment law counsel/litigation counsel to businesses and has held executive level management positions. He worked inside of businesses for 15+ years and acquired substantial decision-making experience and developed and executed business strategy.Close
Will S. Chuchawat
Partner; Co-Head Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Mr. Chuchawat represents private equity funds, public companies, VC, and private companies in all industries, including... | Read More
Mr. Chuchawat represents private equity funds, public companies, VC, and private companies in all industries, including technology, healthcare, consumer, business services, industrials, aerospace and defense, life sciences, financial services and media. As a pure M&A practitioner, Mr. Chuchawat does M&A, all day, every day. Over the course of his career he has closed hundreds of deals across a spectrum of industries.Close