Pre-Closing M&A Checklist For Advisors

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This helpful checklist will make the post-closing process easier for both M&A advisors and their clients. Many items on the list may prove to be critical after closing. It spans various stages of the deal cycle including term sheet negotiation, due diligence, and tasks to complete by closing.

Topics covered in this checklist include:

  • Preliminary market research
  • Data room requirements
  • Contact Information for stock and option holders
  • Cost basis and acquisition date
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Expense funds
  • Paying agent requirements
  • Compensation payments
  • Closing allocation spreadsheet
  • Shareholder representative permissions

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Kip Wallen

Senior Director, Thought Leadership tel:720-452-5364

Kip Wallen is a senior director leading the SRS Acquiom thought leadership practice. He leverages his extensive expertise and SRS Acquiom proprietary data to produce resourceful content regularly utilized by market practitioners. Kip has broad experience in M&A and provides guidance on market standards and trends.

Previously, Kip was a Director with the SRS Acquiom Transactional Group, where he collaborated with clients and counsel to negotiate M&A documents including purchase, escrow, payments, and other transactional agreements. Before joining SRS Acquiom, Kip was an attorney with a Denver-based boutique business law firm where he assisted clients with M&A transactions as well as general corporate governance and securities matters.

Kip is an avid supporter of the Colorado Symphony, serving on the Associate Board and Colorado Symphony Fund Board, and the Colorado Rockies. He is an active participant on the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. In 2016, Kip completed Leadership 20 with the Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Kip received his J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and an M.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Colorado bar.

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