Related insights: Mergers and Acquisitions


M&A Transactions & PPP Eligibility and Forgiveness Considerations

Jun 03 2020
We are now a good three months into the chaos brought about by COVID-19 and while many middle- and lower-middle market deals have been put on hold or even died, some M&A activity has continued unabated. That said, the deals and the associated risks look very different today than they did four months ago when there were only a few confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, the unemployment rate was ~3.5%, and Major League Baseball was beginning spring training. Now deals are generally taking longer to negotiate and close from a diligence, underwriting (if financing is involved) and logistics perspective.

SEC Simplifies Financial Disclosures for Acquisitions and Dispositions

May 29 2020
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to the financial disclosure requirements in Regulation S-X for acquisitions and dispositions of businesses. These amendments are part of the SEC’s continuing initiative to improve the quality and efficiency of such disclosure and facilitate more timely access to capital.

COVID-19 and Material Adverse Effect in M&A Transactions

May 13 2020
With the world still grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19, companies across a variety of industries have already suffered and anticipate further declines in their businesses and financial performances. This raises many new considerations for parties participating in business acquisition transactions that have already signed but have yet to close and for those participating in transactions currently being negotiated. At the forefront of such considerations is whether a buyer may walk away from an acquisition transaction or renegotiate central deal terms by asserting that the target company suffered a material adverse effect (MAE).

49 Lawyers and 18 Practice Areas Recognized in Chambers USA 2020

Apr 23 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP is pleased to announce that 49 attorneys and 18 state-level practice areas have been ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This includes three attorneys who have been recognized in Chambers’ High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. Six practices earned Band 1 rankings, and 11 lawyers received one or more Band 1 rankings.

KeyLogic Systems Acquired by IIA Technologies Corp, Womble Bond Dickinson Provides Sale-Side Representation

Jun 17 2019
KeyLogic Systems, Inc., a leading provider of R&D technology management, BI data analysis and visualization, software and system engineering, cloud implementation, and biometrics solutions to the DOE, DOD, EPA, FBI, NASA and other federal agencies, announced on June 4, 2019 that it has been acquired by Information International Associates Holdings, LLC (IIA), an advanced analytics, data management, and technology firm focused on national security, energy assurance, and global competitiveness.