Tales from the M&A Trenches is a culmination of SRS Acquiom’s experience as professional shareholder representative and payments administrator on hundreds of M&A deals—distilled into drafting tips, pointers and best practices. Over the years, Tales has been used extensively throughout the industry and is widely acknowledged as the go-to manual for identifying potential issues that could cause unnecessary disputes and unexpected results after closing. In fact, a number of the M&A market best practices that appeared in early editions have been widely adopted in the industry.
The fourth edition of Tales contains updated information and new chapters on topics suggested by readers. Tales is a working document that will continue to evolve over time, and SRS Acquiom welcomes any feedback or comments. The goal is to provide a tool that allows the deal-making community to materially advance discussions and best practices used in merger transactions.