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The Basics of Mergers and Acquisitions

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Hi. My name is Alfonso Zambrano, and I’m an attorney with Brown & Fortunato. I work with our transactions team to assist clients across the country with respect to mergers and acquisitions.
We represent clients including private equity groups and regional operators who are trying to grow their platform by acquisition. Some of our other clients include established ventures who desire to exit and want to sell to either a competitor or another larger organization.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller. Brown & Fortunato has broad experience to enable it to identify critical issues during the transaction process. One of the most major issues or major components of a transaction is the due diligence process. Due diligence is the process of investigating a target business to determine whether the value of that business is adequate or otherwise identify unknown risks associated with that target. If you’re a buyer, diligence is important because it allows you the opportunity to kick the tires and look under the hood of that target business to make sure you’re not assuming any unnecessary liabilities, to help verify the value of that business, and to otherwise understand the components of that company.

Likewise, the diligence process is equally important for the seller because it provides the seller the opportunity to disclose potential issues and substantiate the value to the buyer, related to its employees, its contracts, and its underlying assets.

Ultimately, the due diligence process will affect various components of the transaction, deal structuring, the financing, and even the terms of the purchase agreement. Given our resources as a full-service law firm, Brown & Fortunato has the ability and the experience to help you navigate that process from start to finish.

Whether evaluating an acquisition or preparing for a successful sale, Brown & Fortunato’s attorneys have the regulatory and transactional experience to help you with each step of the process. So if you have any questions regarding selling or buying a business, please feel free to reach out to Brown & Fortunato for all of your legal needs.