Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice leader, Paren Knadjian, will be speaking at the Private Directors’ Association to discuss the role of board directors in M&A transactions. Join us for the panel the morning of September 12th from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Law Offices of Polsinelli located at 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2900. Breakfast will be served. ≫ Register

The panel will explore a number of key issues including legal, business, operations, administration, human resources, benefits, intellectual property, and financial issues. Board directors are essential to a smooth transaction as they can significantly assist the company in three major areas:

1. Sourcing the deal
2. Proving oversight on the due diligence process and guidance to prepare the company for the deal
3. Structuring the deal

Additional areas that will be covered:
• The valuation
• The timing
• The due diligence process
• Need for a good team—legal, banking, and tax
• The role of intellectual property
• The letter of intent
• The acquisition agreement provisions
• Sensitive issues such as employee and benefits issues

Background about our speaker:
Paren is the practice leader of the M&A and Capital Markets group at KROST. He comes with over 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financing. In that time, Paren successfully completed over 50 transactions acting as both a buy-side and sell-side advisor, as well as a broker/dealer.

He also has 15 years of experience as a C-Level executive in several high-tech companies. He has been the CEO/COO of two Software as a Service (SaaS) companies in financial services and new media, and has been the CFO of several companies in healthcare, marketing, e-commerce, and film and television. He co-founded two companies that were successfully sold to trade buyers.

If you have any questions regarding mergers & acquisitions, please don’t hesitate to contact Paren at [email protected].

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