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Written by an experienced M&A practitioner, M&A and Private Equity Confidentiality Agreements Line By Line brings to market an updated version of the definitive guide to the confidentiality agreement process in M&A and private equity settings, making it a critical resource for practitioners in the legal, business, and financial professions.
Offering in-depth explanations of each clause as well as practical advice on negotiations as well as judicial developments, this book covers every key topic in a confidentiality agreement, including limitations on sharing of information, standstill provisions, and nonsolicit clauses among many others.
This book also provides readers with sample language for each clause and a discussion of each sides' likely reaction and counterreaction, drawn from real-world negotiations. The author leads readers through a balanced discussion of each clause's importance to each side of the negotiations and the set of arguments that are likely to be heard, as well as common compromise positions. In most cases, concepts are illustrated with sample language from real agreements.
M&A and Private Equity Confidentiality Agreements Line By Line also features helpful appendixes, including a full-length example of a confidentiality agreement first draft and responsive markup, which illustrate many of the principles covered in the book.