2019 M&A Deals: A Transaction Recap

Morse is pleased to announce that the Firm had a stand-out year for M&A deals in 2019, completing 22 transactions totaling just under $1 billion. The average deal size was $41 million. Additional deal data was reported on the Morse website, including an industry break-down which shows a strong year for healthcare/life sciences and technology …

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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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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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MBBP Partner Carl Barnes to be Panelist on MCLE M&A Program

Carl Barnes will be featured as a panelist on the upcoming MCLE program "Representations, Warranties, Indemnification and Termination Provisions: Drafting and negotiating to allocate risk in business transactions". For more detail and for information on how to register, visit our M&A Today blog.

Attorney Shannon Zollo Panelist at AMAA New England Meeting

MBBP Attorney Shannon Zollo will be a panelist at the upcoming Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors New England Chapter meeting on Monday, May 9th. The topic of this meeting is, "Bridging the Valuation Gap - Earn Outs". Specifically, the panelists will discuss the use of earn outs in M&A, structural considerations, measurement methods, legal issues, tax implications, valuation and …

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MBBP Client Becomes Europe’s Largest Provider of Digital Learning Platforms

Last month, MBBP Client itslearning, a market leading learning management system provider, announced its acquisition of Fronter, a Scandinavian-based learning management system.  The acquisition makes  itslearning Europe's largest provider of digital learning platforms. Read the full press release here.  

M&A Video Clip – Working Capital Adjustment: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the sixth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Scott Bleier explains why working capital is a vital piece of the M&A transaction.

M&A Video Clip – Escrow: Common Issues in M&A Transactions

In the fifth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A Attorney Joe Marrow discusses escrow (or a hold back) which is common in most merger and acquisition transactions.

VIDEO: Common Issues in M&A Transactions: Deal Structure

Head on over to MBBP's YouTube page and enjoy the 1st in our 2015 M&A Clips Series. Attorney Scott Bleier discusses Deal Structure and other common issues in M&A transactions, as well as practical information on how to avoid complicated, expensive and time-consuming pitfalls. Make sure to visit the M&A Blog too. You won't want to …

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Delaware Court Strikes Down Indemnity, Release Provisions in Merger Agreement

By Mark Tarallo A recent opinion issued by the Delaware Chancery Court may have a significant impact on the way acquisition transactions are structured.  The opinion considers a merger between a company called Audax Health Solutions (Target) and UnitedHealth/Optum (Buyer).  Cigna Insurance was a large shareholder of Target.  The merger between Target and Buyer was …

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