M&A

Is a Term Sheet Binding?

A term sheet is an outline of the deal terms that helps frame the contemplated transaction for both parties. Term Sheets for financings and acquisitions are usually not binding. However, it is quite common to see various sections of the term sheet binding, including: –No Shop or Go Shop Clauses: Can a party shop the … Continue reading

Buy or Sell a Startup at BizTrader.com

A new online marketplace for buying and selling companies officially launched this week: BizTrader.com. I believe BizTrader will be a strong competitor to the current company marketplace juggernaut, BizBuySell.com. Both BizTrader and BizBuySell charge customers monthly fees to list their business for sale starting at $39.95 per month for BizTrader and $59.95 per month for … Continue reading

The Deal Behind Letters of Intent

A letter of intent is a pre-acquisition agreement that shapes the preliminary understandings of the parties. Although usually non-binding (for the most part), it serves as the bridge between initial negotiations and the purchase agreement. And that’s important because the letter of intent should facilitate the deal. The letter of intent will set forth the … Continue reading