DUE DILIGENCE, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 2017
Conference on April 27th - 28th, 2017
The following is a summary of the most significant legal and business due diligence activities that are connected with a typical M&A transaction. By planning these activities carefully and properly anticipating the related issues that may arise, the target company will be better prepared to successfully consummate a sale of the company.
Of course, in certain M&A transactions such as “mergers of equals” and transactions in which the transaction consideration includes a significant amount of the stock of the buyer, or such stock comprises a significant portion of the overall consideration, the target company may want to engage in “reverse diligence” that in certain cases can be as broad in scope as the primary diligence conducted by the buyer. Many or all of the activities and issues described below will, in such circumstances, apply to both sides of the transaction.
Mergers and acquisitions typically involve a substantial amount of due diligence by the buyer. Before committing to the transaction, the buyer will want to ensure that it knows what it is buying and what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the target company’s contingent liabilities, problematic contracts, litigation risks and intellectual property issues, and much more. This is particularly true in private company acquisitions, where the target company has not been subject to the scrutiny of the public markets, and where the buyer has little (if any) ability to obtain the information it requires from public sources. This conference will provide experts’ and insiders’ perspectives on crucial strategies for navigating the changing nature of due diligence in today’s M&As, JVs and strategic alliances transaction. Participants will hear more about legal, commercial, tax, financial due diligence, due diligence strategies & tactics as well as other areas, such as critical risk issues.
This course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth analysis of the legal, tax and commercial consequences arising acquisitions (M&A) and transactions.
The course covers the full scope of M&A, focusing on various techniques that should be in place in order to successfully take over a business. Aspects connected to an M&A deal, such as the tax due diligence, pricing, planning and negotiating the (tax) deal and acquisition tax planning will be explained and several examples will be presented. In addition, and fund structuring will be covered.
Keynote Address: Legal Issues and Regulatory Requirements For Business Acquisitions.
Effectively Structuring Acquistions, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances Deals.
Tax Due Diligence And Tax Tructuring on M&A Transactions To Improve Tax Efficiency.
Strategic Issues When Negotiation a Contract and Considering Due Diligence.
Conducting A Legal & Financial Due Diligence Process For M&A, JVS & Strategic Alliances in Volatile Time.
Legal Due Diligence For M&A And JVS Transactions.
Acquisition Tax Planning: Defining The Boundaries, Strategies and Tools.
Intellectual Property (IP) Valuation and Due Diligence.
Strategic Transfer Pricing For M&A And JV Deals.