Legal Considerations in a M&A transaction

Legal Considerations in a M&A transaction

Mergers and acquisitions, commonly referred to as M&A, are transactions where a company's shares, or its entire business, is sold or merged with another company. Elvan explains why companies engage in an M&A transaction before describing the key steps in the timetable and documentation required.
Overview

Engaging in a merger or acquisition can be beneficial for both the buyer and seller, although these benefits may be different. As both parties are getting something different out of the deal, they will approach the negotiation with different objectives. The negotiation, or Transactional Documentation, is only one of five stages of a M&A process: Deal Readiness & Preparation, Due Diligence & Risk Management, Transactional Documentation, Execution & Completion, and Post-completion Integration.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define a M&A Transaction

  • Explain the reasons a company would engage in a M&A transaction and what are the objectives of each party

  • Outline the five stages of a M&A transaction

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Elvan Hussein

Elvan Hussein

Elvan is a partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. She has over 15 years of experience specialising in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, investments, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

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