Julie A. Divola, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Michael T. Frank, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Diane Holt Frankle, Kaye Scholer LLP; Jonathan W. Hughes, Arnold & Porter LLP
The faculty will walk you through all the steps associated with acquiring and selling a privately held company, whether it is a large independent corporation, a division or subsidiary of a large public company, or a smaller venture-capital-backed or family-owned entrepreneurial enterprise. You will learn about the special issues that apply when a private equity firm is the buyer or owns the target company and about the techniques and strategies that are essential to successful negotiations.
You will also gain an understanding of the key tax, employee benefits, and intellectual property issues that arise and how to address them. Plus you will learn about special diligence concerns involving international deals, including FCPA, AML, tax and labor issues.