Identifying Appropriate Due Diligence Scope For M&A Bids

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Private equity buyers are hungry for deals and are under pressure to put their equity capital to work, but they are facing a competitive market where many interesting deals are being auctioned at high multiples potentially beyond their comfort levels.

Strategic buyers with large cash reserves and synergistic opportunities are often participating in M&A auctions in a big way and paying substantial premiums over what some private equity buyers can justify paying without the risk of potentially lowering internal rate of return. Even in auction processes...
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