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M&As can sound like buzzwords in the world of business however they can have a significant impact on a company’s growth strategy and survival, as well as its success. M&As are pursued for financial or strategic reasons, and can take many forms. A company might wish to expand into a new market or acquire expertise and intellectual property or enter the healthcare industry. In other cases businesses may face the need to replace retiring Baby Boomers with more skilled and experienced team members.

The majority of private M&A deals are designed to involve the acquisition of assets rather than shares. Stock Purchase Agreements Securities Purchase Agreements, also known as SPA are the most commonly used names for the main contract that governs these deals. This article focuses on the main elements of these agreements.

The ability to gain a thorough understanding of M&As is crucial for any leader seeking to expand their company through acquisitions. Explore our Leading with Finance Portfolio to build your arsenal and make better financial decisions. The earlier you start to think about the financial implications of M&As the better prepared you will be for avoiding common errors. M&As can be a bit complicated and time-consuming, making them difficult to implement. A well-executed M&A however, can generate tremendous value for your business when you have the right planning.

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