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Mergers & Acquisitions

Houston Mergers & Acquisitions Attorneys

Helping Clients With Mergers & Acquisitions Matters in Texas

The energy, medical, IT, and service industries in Houston are in rapid flux as the city and its economy grow. Business owners in Bayou City look at building strategic alliances or divesting critical assets as a plan for growth and expansion. A knowledgeable and experienced legal partner is critical as companies plan a business merger, sale, or divestiture of assets. While such actions are grounded in reasoned strategy for business growth for each party to the transaction, the due diligence and the structure of the transaction must be appropriate to prevent disputes from occurring after closing or risk winding up in court. Recognized as a thorough and detail-oriented corporate law firm, Vethan Law Firm strives to help dynamic and growing business clients enhance their commercial reach and scope of the business through mergers and sale of the business or business assets in a seamless transition. Regardless of whether a company goes through a merger, acquisition of a business or asset, or divestiture of part of its business base, the broad skill set at VLF is an indispensable resource during the due diligence, negotiation, and finalization phases of the transaction.

Call Vethan Law Firm today at (888) 650-5011 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our mergers and acquisitions attorney in Houston.

What is a Merger and Acquisition?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are considered complex transactions involving consolidating companies or assets. These strategic moves are pivotal for businesses aiming to grow, diversify, or enhance their market position. A merger often occurs when two companies connect to form a new entity, while an acquisition involves one company purchasing another. Both processes require meticulous planning, negotiation, and legal expertise to secure compliance with regulatory requirements and achieve business objectives.

M&A transactions can take various forms, which include horizontal mergers between companies in the same industry, vertical mergers between companies at different stages of the production process, and conglomerate mergers between companies in unrelated businesses. Each type presents unique challenges and opportunities, necessitating a tailored approach to address specific legal, financial, and operational considerations.

What Documents Do I Need to Gather For Mergers & Acquisitions

Prior to meeting with our attorneys on the merger, business sale, or divestiture, you should have the following category of documents / information available:

  • Financials of the target company, whether it is your business or the other side’s. We are looking for balance sheets, detailed profit and loss statements, and a 24-month register. Tax returns and profit distribution over the past 24 months should also be provided, at a minimum.
  • Customer list: If the transaction involves a full acquisition of the business, a customer list with historic revenues from that customer is essential. Moreover, any issues concerning complaints the customer has with the target business will be important. It must be a disclosure item for either the buyer or the seller.
  • Employee list: If the company to be acquired as a roster of employees, it is critical to identify key employees who helped in the growth and development of the business. It is also necessary to determine if these employees will remain with the company after the acquisition or sale. Finally, discussions must ensue with the control person of the target entity as to whether he or she will assist the purchaser during a transition phase.
  • Assets: If the acquisition involves only identifiable assets of the business, the acquirer must obtain a list of assets, estimated fair market value, condition of repair and operation, and the duty cycle of the asset.

How Our Mergers & Acquisitions Attorneys Can Help You

When businesses are involved in discussions to expand their commercial scope and join with another business, whether as a joint venture or a more formal merger, the attorneys of VLF’s business group work with and counsel senior management to examine potential avenues for acquiring other businesses or the possibility of a merger to enhance business synergies.

VLF’s business lawyers handle all aspects of the transaction, including:

  • Securing Assets of the Target Company
  • Working with Existing Management of the Target Company
  • Orchestrating a Smooth Transition
  • Ensuring Assets of the Target Company Are Kept in Place
  • Working with Employee Reassignment
  • Preparing Transactional Documents

If your business is involved in joint venture negotiations, mergers, or a significant asset sell off, the business attorneys of VLF are here to help.

Contact Our Merger and Acquisitions Attorney in Houston Today

At Vethan Law Firm, our Houston mergers and acquisitions lawyers are dedicated to guiding clients through the intricacies of M&A transactions. With years of experience handling complex deals across various industries, we possess the expertise and insight necessary to deliver exceptional results. We assist clients at every stage of the M&A process, from initial due diligence and negotiation to finalizing the deal and post-transaction integration. We conduct thorough due diligence to uncover potential risks and liabilities, ensuring that you make informed decisions. We also handle all aspects of contract negotiation, leveraging our legal acumen to secure favorable terms and protect your interests.

Contact Vethan Law Firm today to get started with our Houston mergers and acquisitions lawyers.

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Most of our clients have been with VLF for more than a decade. We have come to know their businesses, their personalities, and their families. Having personal interactions with our clients and truly understanding their needs, especially during tough times, is important to us. It allows us to fully represent them and deliver results that exceed expectations.

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