Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) refer to transactions between two companies combining in some form. Although mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are used interchangeably, they come
with different legal meanings.
In a merger, two companies or similar combine to form a new single entity. On the other hand, an acquisition is when a large company acquires a smaller
company, thereby absorbing the business of the smaller company.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving privately held companies entail a number of key legal, business, intellectual property, and financial issues. To successfully navigate a sale of your company, it is helpful to understand the dynamics and issues that frequently arise.
We provide guidance on key points to consider in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving sales or purchases of companies. Such key points include: