Financial Poise™ Announces "THE M&A PROCESS,” Episode #3 of Webinar Series "Private Company Boot Camp 2016," Premiering March 23rd, 11am CST Through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the March 23rd premiere of a new webinar “THE M&A PROCESS,” designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basic of the M&A deal's process. Moderator Peter Feinberg of Hoge Fenton joins panelists from Riggs Davie, Jones Day and Sheppard Mullin to discuss the step by step process.

Buying, selling, or merging a company typically follows a similar set of steps from deal to deal. The amount of time each step takes varies from deal to deal but the order of the steps is also fairly uniform because they follow a certain logic.

Corporate transactions (or “deals”) include many types of transactions. One of the most significant type of transactions a company can enter into is a deal to buy another company or to sell itself. This type of deal, an M&A (merger and acquisition) deal, typically requires more work from accountants and attorneys than do many other deals. This webinar series features leading M&A attorneys and other “deal” professionals speaking at a fairly basic level about transaction structures; tax planning issues; shareholder and board of directors approval; representations and warranties and indemnifications; earn-out provisions; antitrust issues; intellectual property issues; employment issues; financing issues; confidentiality agreements; letters of intent and term sheets; due diligence and preparation of disclosure schedules; closing; and post-closing tasks.

As with all Financial Poise™ webinars, these issues are discussed in plain English. While the series is valuable for seasoned professionals in many fields (law, accounting, investment banking, etc.) who practice in this area, it is also be easily understandable for business owners who have not previously been through this process. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, and listeners will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all of the programs.

Episode #3 of the series is "The M&A Process." (Register Here) Moderator Peter Feinberg of Hoge Fenton will be joined by panelists Alex Davie of Riggs Davie, Craig Mordock of Sheppard Mullin and Steve Gillette of Jones Day.

Buying, selling, or merging a company typically follows a similar set of steps from deal to deal. The amount of time each step takes varies from deal to deal but the order of the steps is also fairly uniform because they follow a certain logic: before a potential “target” or seller of a target will share meaningful information with a potential buyer, it usually requires a confidentiality agreement (a/k/a “non-disclosure agreement,” or “NDA”); once a base-line amount of information is known by the would-be buyer then it can present a letter of intent or term sheet to the target or its owner, which serves as an outline for a deal but does not bind the parties to consummate one; additional due diligence and the negotiation and drafting of definitive documents comes next; followed by closing; and finally by post-closing tasks. This webinar will discuss all these steps so that you can see the forest from the trees.

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