M&A: Cash vs. Stock Deals.  Which is Better?

M&A: Cash vs. Stock Deals. Which is Better?

It’s been a record-setting year for the mergers and acquisitions market globally.  Through the first nine months of 2018, the total value of these agreed-upon deals is in excess of $3.3 trillion.  That’s a 39 percent increase over 2017 levels according to the Financial Times.  But with each merger or acquisition, one of the key questions becomes how is this going to be paid for?  Will it be in cash or stock.  With merger mania on people’s minds, let’s look at the benefits and risks of these payment considerations.

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Cyber Due Diligence: What Dealmakers Need to Know

Cyber Due Diligence: What Dealmakers Need to Know

During a merger or aquisition, due diligence is a critical stage in understanding the risks and liabilities the target company or new entity may face. Lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and other experts review contracts, financials and countless other documents to ensure they know all the details about the companies involved so there aren’t any surprises once the deal closes. But due diligence is taking on new characteristics as the internet takes on a prominent role for most businesses.

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The Effect of Tax Reform on M&A Deal Structure

The Effect of Tax Reform on M&A Deal Structure

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is perhaps the signature legislation of the Trump administration.  For individuals and joint filings, it completely overhauled the tax brackets as well as the amount to be paid.  This is in addition to changes to estate tax deductions, revisions to deductions for large medical expenses and many other updates.

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