Pros vs Cons between Vertical vs Horizontal Acquisitions in a Healthcare M&A

M&A activity is the primary source for growth in the healthcare industry. The two types of acquisitions which facilitate growth are Horizontal Acquisitions when a hospital acquires another hospital and Vertical Acquisitions when a hospital acquires an ambulance company or other...

Pros and Cons for a Vertical vs. Horizontal Acquisitions in a Tech M&A

M&A activity is the primary source for growth in the Technology Industry. The two types of acquisitions which facilitate growth are Horizontal Acquisitions when a tech company acquires another tech company and Vertical Acquisitions when a tech company acquires a manufacturing...

Prominent Regulation concerns for a Tech IPO/ICO

IPO Regulations Initial Product Offerings (IPO), are regulated by the SEC. The Securities Act of 1933 requires companies to open their books to the public and registering the securities they wish to sell with the SEC. The Act has two main functions; to require that investors receive...

Valuation Of A Tech Company In A M&A

M&A valuations are used in determining the purchase price of a target company. There are two fundamental principles in M&A valuations. The Buyer wants to purchase at the lowest value, and the Seller desires to receive the highest value. The traditional method of valuation is to...

Federal And State Governing Bodies Approvals For Healthcare M &A

Under the Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have jurisdiction over M&A activity of a certain size which may affect commerce. Transactions which may trigger an anticompetitive effect are...

Hospital Liabilities And Malpractice Suites In A Healthcare M&A

Part of the due diligence process in M&A is to conduct a legal and insurance due diligence. The legal due diligence will uncover the target’s history of malpractice lawsuits and current or potential future litigation. According to the National Practitioner Data Bank medical...

Resolving Tax Basis Concerns With Multiple Levels Of Investors For Tech M&A

Tech companies rely greatly on investors to fund their companies’ activities. Generally, there are three levels of investors in a company, the 1) Founders, 2) Employees, and 3) outside investors. When engaged in an M&A transaction an investor will pay taxes on the sale according to...