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Strategies for parenting start-ups, post-acquisition

In recent years, we have seen more acquisitions of start-ups by big corporations in the tech industry, healthcare, retail, fashion, beauty, food, and transportation. The benefits of M&A transactions in these sectors has been more widely recognized. For instance, for a start-up, partnering with a large corporation provides broader market access, deeper industry knowledge and … Continue reading

Keeping secrets: a refresher on confidentiality agreements

People often engage in reflexive behaviour without thinking about the function underlying such behaviour. Likewise, in recurrent M&A transactions, clients sometimes lose sight of why they engage in certain formalities. One such formality concerns pre-acquisition agreements; more specifically, confidentiality agreements (CAs) – including their (i) purpose and (ii) scope. Purpose of CAs In preliminary M&A … Continue reading