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International Mergers & Acquisitions: A 17 Point Checklist for U.S. Acquisitions.

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international business attorney, international business deal, international mergers & acquisitionsOver at the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog, there’s an excellent post for international companies that are looking to acquire a U.S. company.

The post, Checklist for Successful Acquisitions in the U.S., does a great job of itemizing the most important point that must be considered when targeting a U.S. acquisitions.

Among the topics covered in the checklist are the following:

  • Political and Regulatory Considerations.
  • Transaction Structures.
  • CFIUS Considerations
  • Acquisition Currency.
  • M&A Practice.
  • U.S. Board Practice and Custom.
  • Distressed Acquisitions.
  • Financing.
  • Litigation..
  • Tax Considerations.
  • Disclosure Obligations.
  • Shareholder Approval.
  • Integration Planning.
  • Corporate Governance and Securities Law.
  • Antitrust Issues.
  • Due Diligence.
  • Collaboration.

While the list is comprehensive, there are many other points for international companies to consider when acquiring a U.S. company.