Category Archives: The M&A Process

What About the Form of Payment?

Public company take-over bids typically consist of all cash or a combination of cash and shares.  Consideration in private company acquisitions will usually include a sizable portion in cash (50 to 100%) but will often include an unsecured note and/or an earn-out as well.…

Four Companies That Know How to Acquire

There have been numerous studies on the difficulties of successfully completing acquisitions.  Some studies suggest that 50% of all acquisitions fail.  We won’t debate what is a success or failure and over what time frame it should be measured here but…