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Navigating Post-Covid Diligence Issues in M&A Transactions

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying market downturn have resulted in widespread uncertainty felt on a global scale – including in the M&A space. This webinar will explore ways M&A transactions – particularly due diligence and related deal terms – have changed in the wake of the pandemic and how buyers and sellers can adapt their respective approaches to the critical due diligence step of a transaction.

Travel restrictions, pandemic-related “stress test” analyses, and limited accessibility to key assets have already had a significant impact on the due diligence process, including the need to extend exclusivity periods and provide buyers with better visibility into a seller’s pre and post-COVID performance. An analyses of these considerations, as well as the need to address a target company’s legal, regulatory, human resources, insurance, financial, and operational soundness in light of COVID-19 will be discussed.

While this webinar will cover these issues applicable to various industries, the presenters will highlight how such matters translate for technology-focused companies and investors.

Vinson & Elkins LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.00 credit hours. Vinson & Elkins has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the current period. This Transitional and Non-Transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the Continuing Legal Education Board of the State of New York for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours, in the area of Professional Practice. Vinson & Elkins LLP is a Multiple Activity Provider for The State Bar of California. This activity is approved for 1.00 general hours. Vinson & Elkins is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the board as to the quality of our CPE program. This course is eligible for 1.00 CPE credit hours, of which 1.00 hours can be applied to the area of Other. No prerequisites required.

Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CT; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET | Webcast

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