For M&A Advisors, buy-side representation is inherently more problematic and risky than representing a sell-side client. On the sell-side, an advisor is representing something other people want (always an advantage). When representing the buy-side, we are trying to acquire something someone else owns and perhaps others are interested in too, obviously not as good a negotiating […]
For privately owned middle market companies the sale of a business is often complex, influenced by the type of business, the market, the buyer, deal structure and potential liabilities. Most deals are unique regarding price and price structure, earnouts, escrows, employment contracts for owners, the owners’ personal tax position, intellectual property ownership, business properties and […]
In the first of a series of articles around Governance and the role of the Company Secretary, Rajith Loganathan discusses non-executive Directors fees in privately held companies.