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Jul 31, 2023

Scott Crofton, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Too often, M&A involves a larger entity acquiring a smaller business. Only a few believe that a merger of equal can be possible, especially considering the power struggle between the two companies. However, a merger of equals can be a powerful strategy that could unlock tremendous value and opportunities for growth if done right. 

In this episode of the M&A Science Podcast, Scott Crofton, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, discusses the path to a successful equal merger.

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Episode Timestamps

00:00 Intro
04:27 Mergers of equal
07:05 Managing mergers of equal
09:13 Private deals
12:55 The management team under mergers of equals
14:33 Board of directors composition
16:12 The process of mergers of equals
19:27 Diligence process
20:55 The impact of mergers of equal
23:06 Real-life story of Hostile Bids
25:13 Poison pill defense
28:51 Fairness Analysis
31:31 Litigation
33:18 Pros and Cons of Mergers of Equal
35:06 Time frame of mergers of equal
35:57 Best Advice
36:59 Craziest thing in M&A 

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