Over 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.
- Tax Considerations.
- Disclosure Obligations.
- Shareholder Approval.
- Integration Planning.
- Corporate Governance and Securities Law.
- Antitrust Issues.
- Due Diligence.
While the list is comprehensive, there are many other points for international companies to consider when acquiring a U.S. company.