Counsel For Acquisitions
During an acquisition, a larger organization usually purchases a smaller company and then incorporates it under its patent or as a subsidiary of its organization. The company of interest by the other company is often referred to as the target and can be acquired either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Friendly vs. Hostile
With a friendly acquisition, a firm voluntarily invites other companies to purchase its business. A hostile acquisition occurs when the target company does not wish to sell its business. The other organization, determined to purchase the company, takes the initiative of purchasing the equity shares of the target business from its existing shareholders. In either case, Bassett Law Firm can offer reputable counsel for the benefit of your organization.
Regulations and Laws Governing Mergers and Acquisitions
In the United States, federal and state regulations regarding mergers and acquisitions are designed to protect the interest of the shareholders. Some mergers can change the market dynamics in ways that can lead to negative effects on consumers, such as monopolistic behavior, lower quality or fewer products, less innovation, and higher prices. Concomitantly, antitrust laws, the Clayton Act, the FTC Act and the Sherman Act prohibit mergers and acquisitions that may lead to a monopoly or substantially lessen the competition.
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Our team is poised to help your business exceed expectations of state and federal regulators. Bassett Law Firm is a reliable and caring group of attorneys. We are well qualified and prepared to handle your legal situation. Contact or call the Bassett Law Firm LLP at 479.521.9996 to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Fayetteville, Arkansas and our experienced and proficient attorneys are ready to serve you in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas.