Pre-acquisition negotiations lay the foundation on which the finalized agreement will be built. During this process, the negotiations of Raich Law on your behalf will be influenced by several factors. These include the objectives of the acquisition or merger, what level of integration is sought, and the targeted time for the execution of the transaction.
Your Raich attorney will identify key issues at play during a merger or acquisition negotiation process. We will negotiate and then draft a beneficial agreement with your needs in mind. We will then meet with the legal counsel representing the firm you intend to merge with or acquire, with the goal of ensuring that the post-acquisition phase proceeds smoothly.
The acquiring company may choose to purchase stock shares from the targeted business’ shareholders, taking on both its assets and liabilities. The purchasing company may also choose to obtain specific assets and liabilities. Consequently, these acquisitions are sometimes more beneficial to the purchasing company than a traditional stock purchase and require extensive negotiation and guidance regarding taking on the target company’s debts and other liabilities. Your Raich attorney will advise you on the legal ramifications of both a stock acquisition or an asset acquisition.