Avoiding a Broken M&A Deal: Key Strategies for Achieving Deal Certainty in an Uncertain Environment

April 5, 2017 | Waltham, Massachusetts


  • The Westin Waltham Boston
    70 Third Avenue
    Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 Map

Over the last few years, an unprecedented number of prominent M&A deals have failed or been renegotiated due to regulatory hurdles, financing failures and other alleged closing condition failures. In this environment, M&A practitioners simply cannot overlook the importance of deal certainty in their M&A transactions, whether large or small. During this program, attendees will learn important strategies for achieving deal certainty in an uncertain M&A environment.

The panelists will share their latest strategies for:

  • navigating the antitrust framework, including:
    • identifying antitrust risk early in the process
    • putting your best foot forward with regulators
    • implementing divestitures and other remedies
  • addressing the unique issues presented by non-US buyers
  • structuring deals to minimize closing risk
  • minimizing financing risk
  • drafting critical provisions in the merger agreement

WilmerHale Partners Joe Conahan, Andrew Bonnes and Hartmut Schneider will be panelists at this event.