Mergers & Acquisitions - Coffee Stories

You know what a share purchase agreement is. You know what warranties are. You’ve managed a due diligence process.

But where do M&A transactions go wrong? What are the issues that get feisty in negotiation? What trips up the unwary? It’s the difference between information… and insight.

This is the first part in our special and ambitious interview series on mergers and acquisitions. We sat down with a series of expert and experienced M&A practitioners to break down the deal process into its constituent parts and really push on the tough points. In each interview, we asked, ‘what are the difficult points that get negotiated in this area?’ And, ‘what do you know now that you wish you’d known earlier in your career?’

MORE EPISODES COMING SOON - Employment, Post-Merger Integration, Tax Structuring, Carve-Outs, Venture-backed exits

Risk Allocation & Deal Certainty
John Coleman and Ben WhiteAddleshaw Goddard and Crafty Counsel

Risk Allocation & Deal Certainty

To kick off the series, Ben is joined by John Coleman, Managing Associate at Addleshaw...

Getting to Closing
Simon Grimshaw and Ben WhiteHogan Lovells and Crafty Counsel

Getting to Closing

Share Purchase Agreement all signed up, and just waiting for closing? Now’s the time to...

Completion Accounts
Nick Spurrell and Ben WhiteClifford Chance and Crafty Counsel

Completion Accounts

Even experienced M&A practitioners can get nervous about the technicalities of completion accounts and the...

Tax - Buyer Protections
Tom Eyre-Brook and Ben WhiteHogan Lovells and Crafty Counsel

Tax - Buyer Protections

Tax: complicated, scary. Best left to specialists? Yes… But you need to understand the dynamics...

Warranties and Disclosure
Riaz Pirmohamed and Ben WhiteClifford Chance and Crafty Counsel

Warranties and Disclosure

In any M&A deal, a lot of the legal negotiation gets focused on the warranty...

Due Diligence and Non-Tax Warranties
Ben White and James BroadhurstCrafty Counsel and Hierons

Due Diligence and Non-Tax Warranties

“Chaos” - that’s what happens when due diligence exercises go wrong.

Ben is joined by James...

Shareholders’ Agreements
Glafkos Tombolis and Ben WhiteKemp Little and Crafty Counsel

Shareholders’ Agreements

Unless your M&A deal leaves the business with a single owner after completion, you’re going...