Written by a highly experienced team of practitioners, this book provides a much-needed insight into M&A agreements in Australia. It addresses the negotiation of key clauses in merger and acquisition transactions from start to completion. It details, chapter by chapter, the typical underlying commercial considerations and critical issues behind the identified clauses and then sets out what may be considered standard or appropriate approaches to such clauses.
In doing so, it fills a gap in the existing literature: an absence of the practical treatment of M&A agreements in the Australian market, despite the importance of M&A to the economy and the prevalence of M&A agreements.
The book serves two purposes: a conceptual purpose, to show how a complex legal transaction can be traced to underlying commercial considerations; and a pedagogic purpose, to highlight the underlying structure of an important transactional instrument: the M&A contract.
This highly practical resource will be essential reading for company directors, lawyers, bankers, and students.