M&A Due Diligence Attorney
As companies grow and expand their market reach, they may want to acquire other firms that offer complementary products, services, or operations. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence helps a buyer or investor analyze the target company’s assets, including intellectual property. While intellectual property due diligence is often overlooked, assessing the company’s ownership, value, and financial risk of these assets is critical.
Whether you are a seller or buyer, allow our legal team to help with M&A due diligence. At BOAG Law, we have assisted hundreds of clients by conducting M&A due diligence to help them make the right decisions for their business needs. If you want to learn about these services, please reach out to us.
What Is M&A Due Diligence?
When a potential investor or buyer must evaluate the company’s legal, financial, operational, and strategic strengths and weaknesses, M&A due diligence is necessary. During this process, all relevant information about the company is gathered. At the same time, the risks and opportunities are assessed, helping an individual to make an informed decision about the purchase or investment.
With M&A due diligence, there is a comprehensive review of the following:
- Financial statements
- Intellectual properties
- Tax returns
- Human resources
- Regulatory compliance
The focus and scope of the process vary depending on the industry, transaction types, and the investor’s or buyer’s specific concerns. Both the seller and buyer can benefit from M&A due diligence. The buyer can assess the feasibility of acquiring or merging with a firm, while the sellers can identify potential risks that could impede a sale.
M&A Due Diligence of Intellectual Property
Intellectual property due diligence is a vital part of M&A deals. The primary objective of IP due diligence is to evaluate the quality of these assets to determine their value, which will affect the business’s overall worth. During IP due diligence, various types of intellectual property are reviewed, including:
- Trade secrets
Our IP lawyers play a vital role in this process by analyzing and reviewing the relevant documents and assisting with the overall M&A due diligence. Without this process, the buyer could experience problems with the newly acquired intellectual property.
Whether you are a seller or buyer, you need to understand if there are any issues with your business or potential investment. At BOAG Law, we can provide representation throughout the M&A due diligence process.
Choose a Knowledgeable IP Legal Team for Your M&A Due Diligence
At BOAG Law, we conduct comprehensive due diligence analyses for mergers and acquisitions. Our experienced team has a track record of identifying potential legal, financial, and operational risks associated with IP assets and transactions. We provide our clients with an in-depth analysis of their target company’s IP portfolio. Our legal team also offers an assessment of your current company to determine whether you could experience issues with a sale.
We understand the importance of clear communication during the M&A process and are available for confidential consultations through our website or by phone at 212-203-6651. Whether you prefer an in-person or virtual meeting, our legal team is ready to help you navigate the process of M&A due diligence.