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Mergers & Acquisitions (commonly referred to as M&A) is often considered a fast-paced, exciting niche of corporate law. And, it is. I love the work I do and my role in M&A deals. It’s apparent to me others find this line of work interesting as well, particularly following the response to my most popular M&A 101 video found here:
So, this is a follow-up to that video, with a greater focus on the process you can expect as a buyer or seller of a business as you continue your merger or acquisition.
This video touches on all aspects of M&A: deal structures, the key players, the motivations for performing a merger or acquisition, considerations from the perspective of the buyer and the seller, and more – most of which I’ve discussed in my other videos.
Here’s a quick rundown in case you want to jump ahead:
0:53 – Step 1: Valuation of your company
2:51 – Step 2: Prepping for due diligence
7:14 – Step 3: Assemble your team
10:04 – Step 4: Plan the selling process
11:13 – Step 5: Finding a buyer
14:25 – Step 6: Signing a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA)
15:02 – Step 7: Basic due diligence
15:44 – Step 8: Laying out basic terms in a Letter of Intent (LOI)
18:31 – Step 9: Intensive due diligence
21:52 – Step 10: Document the deal with a Purchase Agreement
So, take a look and leave any questions in the comments below. As always, feel free to contact me directly as this is what I do and I’m happy to help if I can.
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The Cenkus Law Firm provides services related to mergers & acquisitions, general business issues and startups, including founders’ agreements and fundraising. I also consult with entrepreneurs and have invested my own capital as an angel investor.
From 2010-2013 I served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-trade international oilfield services company. From 2001 to 2006 me and a partner founded and built Paragon Residential Mortgage. Paragon was sold to Bridge Investments in 2006.
I hold a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
Now, I live in Austin, TX with my wife and two kids. I enjoy reading, running, classic movies, great food and wine and some great American football.
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