3 Cybersecurity Concerns In Mergers And Acquisitions

Law360, New York (November 2, 2016, 11:51 AM EDT) -- Ryan B. Kennedy

William D. Nelson In typical mergers and acquisitions transactions, the idea is to combine the strengths of the two entities while minimizing their combined liabilities, thus returning growth and profit to the shareholders. Company combinations can occur either as a purchase of the assets of the target company (asset sale) or through the purchase of a majority or exclusive stake in the equity of the target company (stock sale). In the era of the hostile takeover, one defensive maneuver that was always available to a potential target was to swallow a "poison pill."

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