Documenting the Transaction
IN THIS CHAPTER
Drafting and editing the final purchase agreement
Examining the parts of a purchase agreement
Looking at important representations, schedules, and exhibits
Concurrent with conducting due diligence (see Chapter 14), the buyer and seller draft a purchase agreement to memorialize the deal. Although most documents produced during the M&A process are nonbinding (that is, generally unenforceable in a court of law), the purchase agreement is a final, binding document.
In this chapter, I introduce you to the purchase agreement and tell you what to watch for while writing and reviewing it and what you should leave to your lawyer.
Drafting the Deal
The purchase agreement is the final, binding contract between the buyer and seller, memorializing everything the two parties have negotiated. ...