Mergers – Antitrust Due Diligence

Mergers and acquisitions require significant due diligence to identify and evaluate the buyer’s risk before closing.  This is particularly important when acquiring private companies, where the seller has not been subject to public market scrutiny.

Latent antitrust issues, whether improper communications or agreements with rivals, gun-jumping, or other “land mines,” can be fatal to a deal if not identified and addressed early on.  Competition review by dedicated antitrust practitioners is key, just as M&A practitioners regularly consult tax or employment specialists to perform diligence in those areas.

MoginRubin lawyers have substantial experience in M&A diligence and offer specialized merger and acquisition risk diligence on all aspects of competition and antitrust law to merging companies and their M&A counsel.