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Healthcare M&A Corner – The Escrow Holdback: Another Buyer Security Blanket

In my last post, I discussed the dynamics behind materiality scrapes with respect to purchase agreement representations and warranties, and indemnification provisions.  Another tool utilized by buyer and seller parties to an M&A deal that affects allocation of risk is a concept known as the escrow holdback, normally effectuated through a separate escrow agreement.  While sellers want the entirety of their sale proceeds yesterday, that mindset is not always practical considering the parties’ negotiating positions and resulting leverage.
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Healthcare M&A Corner – The Materiality Scrape: Buyers Rejoice; Sellers Beware

In counseling clients on M&A deals, it is critical to stress transaction nuances that may otherwise serve as an afterthought to a buyer or seller.  While both parties reliably demonstrate laser focus on the big picture (i.e., the deal economics), there remain several purchase agreement provisions that can significantly affect a client’s allocation of risk, including representations and warranties, and indemnification provisions. Continue reading Healthcare M&A Corner – The Materiality Scrape: Buyers Rejoice; Sellers Beware