Update: The M&A fee survey is now closed, and the results from 470+ investment bankers and advisors have been published in the 2017 M&A Fee Guide now available.
Information about M&A advisory fees can be surprisingly difficult to track down. The lack of transparency makes it tough for M&A professionals to assess their own fees relative to their peers or learn about different types of fee structures they might not have considered.
Without an authoritative, up-to-date source of data on average cost structures, how can buyers and sellers make informed decisions about what is being charged and why?
A Must-Read on Negotiating Fees
To whet your appetite for all things fees, the good folks over at Divestopedia recently published a tremendously useful article on “How to Structure the Right Investment Banking Engagement Letter” with detailed information on the nuances of success fees and negotiating a fee structure.
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