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Delaware Court says that alleged material breach of stock purchase agreement by seller of target company does not excuse buyer from making post-closing payments to seller

On August 31, 2016, Buyer and Sellers entered into a stock purchase agreement in which Buyer agreed to purchase all of Sellers’ shares of Target stock for $93.5 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. The transaction closed on October 3, 2016.

Posted in escrow, offset or setoff provision, stock purchase agreement

Buyer of company can’t offset its obligation to pay company pre-closing tax refunds to seller against buyer’s claimed larger indemnification claim against seller

Company is a gulf coast environmental remediation company. Buyer, an affiliate of private equity firm Halifax Group LLC, became interested in Company, which was then engaged in a profitable clean-up project. On March 31, 2014 Buyer purchased Company from Sellers

Posted in offset or setoff provision

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