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  • Structuring Earnouts in Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

    WHAT IS AN EARNOUT? In technology mergers or acquisitions, an earnout refers to a deal structure in which the buyer pays part of the purchase price of the tech company post-closing if the seller achieves certain goals. These goals may be financial or operational targets. As the name earnout indicates, the seller must “earn” a portion of the […]

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  • 5 Types of Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions

    There are essentially 5 types of mergers and acquisition. Once the appropriate type of M&A is selected, there are virtually an infinite number of ways that the specific deal can be structured. The specific deal structure will be determined by the financial, strategic, and tax objectives of the buyer and seller. 1. Asset Purchase Simplest […]

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  • How to Assess Synergies in a Mergers and Acquisitions Transaction

    The reason for doing any merger or acquisition should be simple. Don’t complicate the basic idea. You don’t need a complex idea to justify your M&A transaction. Keep it simple. Many buyers try to over-complicate the strategy behind an M&A deal because they believe they have to be abnormally clever to be successful. Yes, many businesses […]

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