Unless your M&A deal leaves the business with a single owner after completion, you’re going to be looking at a shareholders’ agreement to govern the relationship between the owners.

Glafkos Tombolis is a partner at Kemp Little, and he shares with Ben his perspective on the most contentious areas that come up when negotiating a shareholders’ agreement. While this area deserves a box set in its own right, there are a few key areas you can have front of mind.

Glafkos looks at this particularly from a private equity perspective, and the discussion covers exit provisions, handling management shareholder emotions and expectations, the interaction of the shareholders’ agreement and articles of association, and cross-border complexities.