2018 VC and M&A Forum: Terms and Conditions Made Simple Panel Recap

By: Kelly Dutremble The Terms and Conditions (T&C's) Made Simple panel of our 2018 VC and M&A Forum highlighted some of the major terms of an M&A transaction, discussed the strategic decisions involved in negotiating these terms, and reviewed recent trends. MBBP partner Joe Marrow moderated the panel and guided the panelists through the major …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

By: Ryan Perry High level strategy, exclusivity and price. These were the themes of a panel on Maximizing Value in M&A at our recently-completed 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Corporate Partner Jon Gworek led the panel through discussions around exit strategies for venture-backed companies, which begins with the initial influx of venture dollars and culminates …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Transaction Readiness Panel Recap

By: Joe Hunt “M&A transaction readiness encompasses far more than just business performance and readiness of ownership,” so said Mary Beth Kerrigan, a Partner in MBBP's corporate group, on a panel on M&A transaction readiness at the firm’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Brian Ennis, President of EnniTech LLC remarked that, “M&A transaction readiness also …

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MBBP’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum – March 29

Register today! On March 29th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, MBBP will host its 2018 VC and M&A Forum. The closing of a venture capital financing is a cause for joyous celebration – and the commencement of careful planning and preparation for the inevitable liquidity event, whether public offering or acquisition. For the vast …

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Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article

Corporate partner Shannon Zollo commented on the legal scrutiny facing CVS Health and Aetna's planned merger in The National Law Journal's article "Lawyers Say Fed. Regulators Likely Will Closely Scrutinize Aetna-CVS Deal." In regards to the proposed merger, which would be a large consolidation within the healthcare industry, Shannon notes that:   It's logical to anticipate …

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Carl Barnes Comments on Earnout Disputes in Startup Acquisitions in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal article "Rise of 'Earnouts' Muddies M&A Waters" discusses the increasing landscape of earnout agreements in startup acquisitions. As the article states, earnout agreements are often used in order to settle differences over a company's valuation, but are frequently leading to disputes over milestone payments. MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes remarks that: …

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MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations - Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for Buyers and Sellers Plus a special attorney profile of corporate partner Joe Marrow on page four. Find more information view our M&A blog or …

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MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review

The MBBP M&A team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in diverse markets. Over the last decade, we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies in transactions, both buyers and sellers, valued from several million dollars up to hundreds of millions of dollars. For a sampling of our 2016 …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Was Encore Panelist at CLE Webinar on Venture Backed M&A

Back by popular demand, corporate partner Mary Beth Kerrigan spoke on an encore panel of this year's ABA Business Law Annual Meeting, titled "Venture Backed M&A: Special Considerations".  Mary Beth and her fellow panelists discussed complex issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of venture-backed companies, including complicated waterfalls, the blurring of management incentives with purchase price, and much …

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Revised HSR Thresholds 2017

On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its annual press release announcing revised jurisdictional thresholds for 2017 in connection with reportable transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). These new HSR thresholds will go into effect 30 days after they are published in the Federal Register, which is …

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