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Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers

In a merger, two companies agree to move forward together as a single entity and are combined to form one larger entity. The resulting larger entity often changes its name to reflect the combined business, for example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. As a result of a merger, the management teams from the two previous companies are combined. The purchase price paid to the shareholders of the target company is typically in the form of (i) stock in the merged entity, (ii) cash, or (iii) a combination of cash and stock. Of course, there are many variations on this basic structure.

Acquisitions

In an acquisition, a larger company usually purchases all or a portion of the business of another company. Thus, the buying company swallows the business of other company and the other company business ceases to exist. In some instances, the larger company purchases and absorbs the assets of the other company. In other situations, the larger company purchases the stock of a smaller company. In an acquisition, the management team of the target company may or may not continue to be involved in the management of the business after it is purchased. Like mergers, there are many variations on this basic structure.

Antitrust

U.S. antitrust laws are designed to prevent a company from becoming so large in its market sector that it might restrain free trade and fair pricing (i.e., becoming a monopoly). To prevent monopolies from forming through mergers or acquisitions, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice review mergers and acquisitions and have the power to block the deal. When the size of the merger or acquisition exceeds a certain dollar threshold, federal laws require the companies make a formal filing with the agencies and a formal review is undertaken. The law requiring these reviews is called the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

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Fernando Perez, III
Fernando Perez, III
68

1303 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-5310

Bar #339776(FL)     License for 1982 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Immigration | Mergers and acquisitions
Thomas Gerard Pye
Thomas Gerard Pye
53

3909 W. Newberry Road Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32607

Bar #348856(FL)     License for 1982 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and debt | Business | Chapter 7 bankruptcy | Estate planning | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions
Jeffrey J. Galvan
Jeffrey J. Galvan
39

951 Yamato Rd, Ste 250, Boca Raton, FL 33431-8502

Bar #609951(FL)     License for 2002 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Health care | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions | Personal injury | Real estate
Webb Millsaps
Webb Millsaps
32

160 W. Camino Real, Ste. 190, Boca Raton, FL 33432-5942

Bar #32414(FL)     License for 2006 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Corporate and incorporation | Elder law | Health care | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions
Webb Millsaps
Webb Millsaps
32

160 W Camino Real # 190, Boca Raton, FL 33432-5942

Bar #32414(FL)     License for 2006 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Corporate and incorporation | Elder law | Health care | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions
Carl D Berry
Carl D Berry
26

Po Box 9533, Coral Springs, FL 33075-9533

Bar #81132(FL)     License for 1996 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Contracts and agreements | Divorce and separation | Family | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions
Tracey Keith Dewrell
Tracey Keith Dewrell
25

400 Galleria Parkway Suite 1500, Atlanta, GA 30339-5953

License for 1999 years Active Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Insurance | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions | Real estate
Jena Rissman Atlass
Jena Rissman Atlass
24

2805 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 332, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

Bar #947611(FL)     License for 1992 years

Practice Areas: Mediation | Mergers and acquisitions | Real estate
Paul Jason Burkhart
Paul Jason Burkhart
21

800 Village Square Crossing, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Bar #946621(FL)     License for 2005 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Arbitration | Business | Estate planning | Franchising | Intellectual property | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions | Probate | Real estate | Wrongful death
Tina El Fadel
Tina El Fadel
21

4800 N Federal Hwy Suite 103-B, Boca Raton, FL 334315188

Bar #91039(FL)     License for 2011 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Administrative law | Brain injury | Business | Contracts and agreements | Discrimination | Estate planning | Landlord or tenant | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions | Personal injury | Sexual harassment | Wrongful death
Jeffrey Arthur Dowd
Jeffrey Arthur Dowd
19

156 W. Robertson St., Brandon, FL 33511-5112

Bar #84931(FL)     License for 1996 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Contracts and agreements | Corporate and incorporation | Estate planning | Limited liability company (LLC) | Mergers and acquisitions | Trusts | Wills and living wills
Brandon Vincent Woodward
Brandon Vincent Woodward
18

10 SE Central Parkway Suite 4509, Stuart, FL 34994

Bar #92162(FL)     License for 2011 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Contracts and agreements | Corporate and incorporation | Foreclosure | Limited liability company (LLC) | Litigation | Mergers and acquisitions | Real estate

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