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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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Current M&A Deal Terms Panel Recap

At Morse's 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, panelists with their finger on the pulse of the M&A world shared their views as to current trends in M&A deal terms. Moderator John Hession, Partner at Morse, led a discussion among data maven Amanda Jackson Managing Director - Eastern Region, Business Development at SRS …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

How do you maximize value when beginning an M&A process? At Morse’s 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, a panel of experts – including an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, a banker, and a VC and M&A attorney – shared their thoughts on the keys to success when negotiating an M&A deal. Focus on …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Nicolette Anagnos Morse partner Scott Bleier moderated the M&A Market Update panel during our 2019 VC and M&A Forum. Scott began the discussion with a general outline of exit options for companies and highlighted the likelihood of an M&A exit, given historical data and 2018 data regarding the number of M&A deals compared to …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Transaction Readiness Panel Recap

By: Joe Hunt “M&A transactions are fraught with peril and unexpected surprises for inexperienced business owners and corporate officers; the goal of today’s panel is to demystify the process,” so said Mary Beth Kerrigan, a Partner in Morse’s Corporate Practice Group, moderating a panel on M&A Transaction Readiness at the Firm’s 2019 VC and M&A …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Dan Blanchard During our 2018 VC and M&A Forum, MBBP partner Scott Bleier moderated a panel titled “M&A Market Update.” The panel was comprised of Alan Fullerton, Partner at Mirus Capital, Bob Cronin, Managing Director of Bowen Advisors and Greg Fanikos, Managing Director at Alantra. Scott Bleier started the presentation by noting the important …

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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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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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