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Mergers & Acquisition

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are corporate transactions in which ownership of a company or its operational units is transferred to or merged with that of another firm or business organization. M&A, as a component of strategic management, may enable businesses to grow or shrink, as well as changing the nature of their business or competitive position. When one company takes over another and establishes itself as the new owner, the purchase is called an acquisition.  On the other hand, a merger describes two firms, of approximately the same size, that join forces to move forward as a single new entity, rather than remain separately owned and operated. This action is known as a merger of equals.

    The most prevalent reason for M&A activity is that acquiring companies want to enhance their financial performance and minimize their risk. In today’s fast-moving world, M&A transactions are complex and time critical. A legal adviser who understands the wider impact of a transaction in business – on valuation, regulations, tax and beyond – can help design a direct path toward long-term goals.

    Black Swan Consulting offers legal services in the entire M&A spectrum, including but not limited to:

    • Company acquisitions;
    • Sales;
    • Private equity;
    • Venture capital transactions;
    • Joint ventures;
    • Carve-out projects;
    • Distressed transactions;
    • IPOs;
    • Takeovers