An M&A Guide (For Those Who Barely Know What M&A Is)

Author: Shaun Sethna
Published: 30.03.2022
In 2013, my General Counsel and CEO assigned me the task of overseeing the largest acquisition in company history.  At that time, I didn’t know what a Letter of Intent was.  I had never seen a Purchase and Sale Agreement.  I was clueless as to the differences among a stock purchase, an asset purchase, a traditional merger, and a triangular merger (reverse or otherwise). And I needed to learn, fast. While that was among the most anxiety-inducing times of my career, I quickly began to love my role in running the acquisition.  And after that, I became the lead mergers…