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Chapter 16. Additional Legal Aspects > Merger or Acquisition Agreements

Merger or Acquisition Agreements

Purchase agreements have become rather standard over the years, and although lengthy negotiations on the terms of the agreement are still usually conducted, every U.S. law firm has a standard “boilerplate” agreement which is the starting point for the agreement. Obviously, the terms of the agreement, as well as the creativity of the economic structure of the transaction, vary from one deal to another, but in principle, each agreement usually contains the following provisions.

A Description of the Transaction

The first part of the agreement contains a general description of the transaction, including the parties and the nature of the deal (merger or asset purchase), as well as the technical details of the timing and manner of closing (place and time).


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