Law Blog Tag: Acquisition Agreement

Mergers and Acquisitions – The Acquisition Agreement

May 27, 2011 in Mergers And Acquisitions

Simply stated, the acquisition agreement sets forth the financial terms of the transaction and legal rights and obligations of the parties with respect to the transaction. It provides the buyer with a detailed description of the business being purchased and provides for rights and remedies in the event this description proves to be materially inaccurate. The agreement spells out closing procedures, pre-conditions to closing and post-closing obligations. The agreement provides for representations and warranties and the rights and remedies if these representations and warranties are inaccurate.