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The new tax laws can be quite confusing to navigate. Here are some key pieces you should know about before you start making major decisions.

Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap


Competitive tension is essential to exert control over the sale process and present an enforceable timeline to bidders.

Forewarning on Proprietary Deals Forewarning on Proprietary Deals Forewarning on Proprietary Deals Forewarning on Proprietary Deals


Examining the pitfalls of a proprietary deal from the seller's viewpoint. Even if a seller deals with a single buyer, he or she is...

The Initial Price May Not Be Real The Initial Price May Not Be Real The Initial Price May Not Be Real The Initial Price May Not Be Real


“The Due Diligence Grind” is often practiced by sophisticated acquirers to reduce the purchase price of a business, by citing negative...

Minimizing Inevitable Risks in the Sale Process Minimizing Inevitable Risks in the Sale Process Minimizing Inevitable Risks in the Sale Process Minimizing Inevitable Risks in the Sale Process


To ensure that the window of vulnerability is as short as possible, it’s critical to thoroughly prepare for a structured, competitive...

Choosing the Right M&A Attorney When Selling Your Mid Market Business Choosing the Right M&A Attorney When Selling Your Mid Market Business Choosing the Right M&A Attorney When Selling Your Mid Market Business Choosing the Right M&A Attorney When Selling Your Mid Market Business


A common sense approach for CEOs to follow when selecting the right M&A attorney for their deal.

Why Would a Buyer Require an Environmental Assessment? Why Would a Buyer Require an Environmental Assessment? Why Would a Buyer Require an Environmental Assessment? Why Would a Buyer Require an Environmental Assessment?


For "bricks and mortar" companies or those that offer products or services associated with chemicals or commodities, a buyer is sure to...

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You may know you need to secure a letter of intent before you sell your business, but do you know why it is absolutely vital to the process...

If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged If You're Selling Your Company, Don't Get Sandbagged


A seller needs to understand what a sandbag clause is in a purchase and sale agreement, and how to spot specific language to make the...

Why Do Deals Fall Apart? - A Private Equity Perspective (Part 2) Why Do Deals Fall Apart? - A Private Equity Perspective (Part 2) Why Do Deals Fall Apart? - A Private Equity Perspective (Part 2) Why Do Deals Fall Apart? - A Private Equity Perspective (Part 2)


Not all deals come together. In part 2 of this series, we provide the perspective of four more private equiteers on the reasons why most...