Mergers and Acquisitions C0004 March 11, 2021, 3:00pm CST March 11, 2021, 5:00pm CST
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Having a solid understanding of the merger and acquisition process is vital in today’s economic environment.

Successful companies actively manage their portfolios of businesses-- assessing future investment returns, identifying those with the greatest growth potential, and selling off assets that no longer fit their overall vision and strategy. If done right, mergers and acquisitions can help businesses grow, transform and emerge stronger.

In this “Chalk Talk” session, David Willbrand will demystify the jargon while providing an overview of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and unpacking everything that you need to know about deal-making. He explains in accessible language the basic legal issues involved in making the decision as to how to structure a sale (or purchase) of a company, how it comes together, and how it evolves.

From distinguishing among the various types of Business Takeover activities to complying with the relevant rules and regulations, this webinar will walk you through the M&A process.

Basic Highlights:

Value a Potential Target
Effective Due Diligence Process
Structure and Close the Transaction
Important Legal, Accounting, and Tax Considerations

Among other things, he will discuss:

Statutory vs. Non-Statutory Forms of Takeover
Asset Deals & Mergers (Statutory)
Forward Merger
Forward Triangular (or Subsidiary) Merger
Reverse Triangular (or Subsidiary) Merger
Stock Purchases, Tender Offers and Proxy Contests (Non-Statutory)

And more!

Presenter: David Willbrand

David Willbrand - At Thompson Hine, I am the Chairperson of the firm's Early Stage & Emerging Company

I primarily work with tech and biotech:

• Entrepreneurs and emerging companies,
• Accelerators and incubators,
• Early-stage investors and venture capital funds, and
• Research institutions and corporate innovation teams.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, I worked in the software industry, holding the dual role of CFO
and General Counsel at a series of venture-backed companies. Prior to that, I practiced law in
Boulder, Colorado.

I combine broad and deep legal knowledge with real-world business and transactional
experience. I drive, facilitate and close deals.

I graduated from Harvard University (BA) in 1992 and the University of Cincinnati College of
Law (JD) in 1996, where I was Valedictorian and also the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
I teach “Mergers & Acquisitions” at the University of Michigan Law School.

I also teach “Startups & Venture Capital” at the Syracuse University College of Law and the
University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to that, I taught “Agency & Partnership” at UC.

I am a lecturer at the nationally-ranked Miami University Institute for Entrepreneurship, where I
also serve as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.