White Papers

An M&A's Most Overlooked Liability

You can acquire a company and possess their assets. You can merge with their staff and take advantage of their experience. You can purchase their patents and own their business model. But you can’t automatically absorb their business licenses or their regulatory licenses or even their building permits. That’s the inconvenient reality that frustrates many buyers during the M&A process. The more due diligence you and your legal department muster, the more obvious it will be that business and regulatory licenses — such as financial, security, food, alcohol, contractor, and environmental licenses — are serious problems that simmer beneath the surface.

Use form on right to download the entire white paper in which we introduce extensive worksheets for determining whether or not a company is vulnerable to a day-after business license crisis.