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Global M&A activity in 2012 was by all accounts well below that of 2011. Thomson Reuters reports a double digit drop in deal flow and a corresponding decrease in M&A fees. A significant part of weakness can be attributed to the European...

Firmex recently hosted the webinar “Sourcing Deals in an Increasingly Networked World” with Peter Lehrman, CEO of AxialMarket. Drawing on his own company as an example, Peter outlined how online deal platforms are transforming the way is which deals are sourced. As...

Today, we once again enjoyed an enthusiastic and collaborative session with Andrew J. Sherman, author and Partner at Jones Day.  He took us through the Buy-Side perspective of M&A and focused on how to qualify your seller and uncover hidden value. Building...

Recently I participated in the M&A Master Class webinar alongside Andrew J. Sherman, author and Partner at Jones Day. What an incredible opportunity to listen to a leading authority on M&A, up close and personal. This session took listeners through not...

Cat and mouse warranties The extent and scope of warranties is one of the trickiest negotiation areas in selling or buying a private company. The buyer wants to make sure that the financial statements were true and fair and it had received...
Tips on legal due diligence for debt free cash free valuations

Enterprise Value and Contractual Purchase Price – Debt Free Cash Free Valuation The valuation of the target company is a substantial element of any given acquisition transaction. This article showcases the DFCF (debt free cash free) standard for enterprise valuation and the...

Health Care Transaction Activity The total value of health care industry mergers and acquisition transactions within the mid-market as reported by Capital IQ in 2010’s 4th quarter was not as robust as the 3rd quarter, which is surprising based on our expectations....

Most of Firmex’s clients are now using the internet to distribute seller’s books or confidential information memorandums when managing a sell-side M&A transaction. However, there are firms that are continuing to create physical books, which can range from 50 to 200...

The use of a virtual deal room (“VDR”) has become commonplace in modern merger and acquisition practice, replacing the formerly prevalent document room.  The advantages of a VDR include reduced cost; reduced security concerns; accessibility to multiple parties simultaneously and 24/7;...

In the business world, Due Diligence refers to the act of investigating information related to people and businesses. This can be on a voluntary basis as in conducting a background check on a future employee, or it can be a legal...