Top 10 Political Red Flags In M&A

By Zachary Parks (February 22, 2019, 4:12 PM EST) -- Investment firms and corporations should not overlook political law compliance during the regulatory due diligence that precedes a merger or acquisition. In this hyper-charged political environment, the last thing an acquirer can afford is to unknowingly inherit a political scandal resulting from the purchase of a portfolio or target company. To help investment firms and others, this article outlines the top 10 political law compliance pitfalls that should be weighed during the diligence process. Careful political law diligence is especially important when the target is a government contractor, has an in-house government affairs department, has federal or state lobbyists on retainer, operates a political action committee or has politically active executives....

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