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M&A Hot Topic: Avoiding Pitfalls in Working Capital Adjustments and Earnout Provisions

Recorded on: Oct. 26, 2016
Running Time: 01:05:20

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Taken from the briefing M&A Hot Topic:  Avoiding Pitfalls in Working Capital Adjustments and Earnout Provisions recorded October, 2016 in New York.

M&A activity continues to be robust with many mega deals expected through the end of 2016 and into 2017. With the volume and size of transaction activity increasing, it is imperative for buyers and sellers to approach the negotiating table understanding the potential for disputes after the deal closes as it relates to purchase adjustments for working capital and earnouts. By understanding the areas which typically give rise to disagreements, the parties can address commonly disputed issues at the deal table in order to reduce the risk of a dispute later.

Attorneys who counsel companies (both inside and outside counsel), corporate board members, investment bankers, and advisors to other M&A participants will benefit from this program.

Lecture Topics  [01:05:20]

  • Grant Thornton LLP's experts have years of experience as neutral arbitrators and consultants. In this presentation, they will:
  • Discuss commonly disputed items that arise from language in the purchase agreement, including items that make up working capital and deal-sweeteners, such as earnout provisions;
  • Offer tips on how to avoid some of these common pitfalls when structuring deals; and
  • Walk through some specific examples that resulted in disputes in the past.

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  • M&A Hot Topic: Avoiding Pitfalls in Working Capital Adjustments and Earnout Provisions
    Charles K. Blank, Erik C. Lioy, Zachary S. Snickles
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Charles Blank ~ Grant Thornton LLP
Erik Lioy ~ Grant Thornton LLP
Zachary Snickles ~ Grant Thornton LLP
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