February 09, 2017

Venture Backed M&A: Special Considerations

Venture Backed M&A: Special Considerations

February 9, 2017

This program will discuss critical and complex issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of venture-backed companies, including: 1. Complex waterfalls. 2. The blurring of management incentives with purchase price. 3. Disproportionate allocation of indemnity risk among stockholders/stakeholders. 4. Dealing with equity incentives. 5. Fiduciary duties of VC BOD nominees.


  • Wilson Chu (moderator), McDermott Will and Emery, Dallas, TX
  • Mary Beth Kerrigan, Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton, Waltham, MA
  • Melissa A. DiVincenzo, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • Adam Lezack, Fortis Advisors LLC, San Diego, CA
  • Craig Menden, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA

Presented by: Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee

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