M&A success drivers – the closing dinner aftermath

The closing dinner can be the last sweet memory of a M&A. Every year, buyers leave considerable amounts of value on the table due to failure in the integration process. Here some guidelines to successful business combinations. 1. Igniting integration. Success of a business combination has little to do with the fairness of the purchase…

Make due diligence great again! (Part 2 – tips)

My best practices for an effective legal due diligence. Here my tips to speed-up the process, be cost-efficient and expand the investigation beyond the due diligence documents provided by the target company. 1. Ask clients about priorities. Perception of the legal risks change from client to client and from deal to deal. What clients tend…

Cybersecurity and M&A – Would you buy a Cyber-Risk?

You are using your old good due diligence checklist, right? I have some news: time for an update. Here the legal implications of the so-called cyber-threats and suggestions on how to manage cybersecurity risks when addressing a M&A process. Cyber-what? For many, cybersecurity is an initiatic expression that lies at the borders of the ordinary…