Financial Poise™ Airs “Structuring and Planning the M&A Transaction" a Webinar, Airing February 15th, 10AM CST Through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the February 15th premiere of a new webinar “Structuring and Planning the M&A Transaction" that looks at envisioning and planning a route to take to get a deal done.

This webinar discusses the similarities and differences between basic M&A transaction structures; the most common issues that arise in M&A transactions of all kind; and the relationship between ostensibly unrelated sections of an M&A agreement.

Corporate transactions (or “deals”) include many types of transactions. Viewed broadly, a deal can be a very small matter such as drafting a purchase order, a non-compete agreement, or myriad other single purpose agreements necessary to document a legal relationship between two parties and extend to large multi-national acquisitions and financings. One of the most significant types of transactions a company can enter into, however, and the type that is commonly thought of as needing a “deal” lawyer, is a Mergers and Acquisitions transaction. M&A (mergers and acquisitions), viewed broadly, includes buying or selling all or part of a business, as well as other business combinations, such as mergers. Such “deal” work commonly requires attorneys, accountants, intermediaries (i.e. investment bankers and business brokers) to work together.

The Financial Poise PRIVATE COMPANY M&A BOOT CAMP 2018 webinar series features leading M&A attorneys and other deal professionals speaking about private company M&A in roughly chronological order, guiding the audience through a conversation that spans from deal origination, the LOI (letter-of-intent) or term sheet, due diligence, document drafting and negotiation, closing, and post-closing. Issues addressed include tax planning; corporate governance; closing conditions; representations and warranties; indemnification provisions; earn-outs; restrictive covenants; antitrust; intellectual property; and employment. While many of the topics covered apply also to public company M&A, the focus of this webinar series is on M&A involving a privately owned company.

The second episode of the PRIVATE COMPANY M&A BOOT CAMP 2018 webinar series is Structuring and Planning the M&A Transaction, airing on February 15th at 10AM CST (REGISTER HERE), and features Host Peter Feinberg of The Law Office of Peter Feinberg. Mr. Feinberg is joined by Robert Londin of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Bob Dekker of Insight Advisory Partners, and Mark Trembacki of Risk Management Levers, Inc.

There is an old carpenters’ expression, “measure twice, cut once.” M&A work is just one of many areas in business and law where this expression resonates. Buyers and sellers, like chess players anticipating many moves in advance, should envision and plan the route to get a deal done, including anticipated detours, at the onset of the transaction. This webinar discusses the similarities and differences between basic M&A transaction structures; the most common issues that arise in M&A transactions of all kind; and the relationship between ostensibly unrelated sections of an M&A agreement. One focus of this episode is a threshold question in many deals: whether the buyer will buy equity or assets. This episode will, in summary form, cover many of the issues discussed in greater depth in subsequent episodes.

Upcoming episodes of the PRIVATE COMPANY M&A BOOT CAMP 2018 Financial Poise webinar series include Episode #3 "Key & Common Negotiated Provisions- Part 1" airing on March 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST and Episode #4 "Key & Common Negotiated Provisions- Part 2," airing on April 19th, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST. The final episode of the series is "Post-Closing Issues- Integration & Potential Buyer/Seller Disputes," which airs May 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST. All episodes premiere live through West LegalEdCenter and then are made available on-demand.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

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