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Deal Structures and Documents for M&A Deals

Explains the main documents and key provisions in M&A deals, and provides an overview of the M&A deal process from start to finish. This track also explains the structures of M&A deals including asset and stock sales, direct mergers, and forward and reverse triangular mergers.

This track qualifies for CLE. Select a jurisdiction for details.

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    Deal Process Overview

    Learn about the overall M&A deal process, from setting up the deal team to the post-closing.

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    The Working Group List

    Knowing how to create a good working group list is important for any junior lawyer. This course shares best practices and drafting tips.

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    M&A Term Sheets

    A look at term sheets, including reasons why they are and aren’t used in M&A deals and some style and drafting tips.

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    Deal Structures

    Understanding deal structures is critical for anyone involved with M&A deals. This course explains the three main deal types: asset acquisitions, stock acquisitions and mergers.

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    Principal Acquisition Agreements

    Acquisition agreements used in M&A deals have a lot in common, but there are also important differences. This course covers the main provisions to help give a general understanding of them all.

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    Disclosure Schedules

    An overview of disclosure schedules, including their typical contents and what buyers and sellers think about when reviewing and drafting them.

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    Caps & Baskets

    Sellers in private deals often try to limit their liability with limits and thresholds called caps and baskets. This video describes what they are and how they work.

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    Earn Outs

    An explanation of earn-out provisions and why they’re used in M&A deals.

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    Side Letters

    An overview of how these short agreements are used in M&A deals.