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Business Buyer Loses Claim for $8 Million of Nonrenewed Customer Contracts

Introduction A crucial part of a potential business buyer’s due diligence is evaluating the seller’s projections. However, those projections often do not materialize, and disappointing projections do not usually amount to a breach of the seller’s acquisition agreement representations and

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Buyer Stops Post Closing Payments Because of Seller’s Prior APA Breach

Introduction A buyer of a company often discovers after the closing that he or she overpaid for the business. And many times, it is because the target company did not match up to seller’s purchase agreement representations and warranties. In

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Buyer Didn’t Waive Seller Breach by Amending Asset Purchase Agreement

Introduction An acquisition of a company is sometimes done in one step: the buyer and seller sign a purchase agreement and immediately close the transaction on the same day.  This is called a simultaneous closing. Alternatively, the buyer and seller

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Company Buyer Stops Note Payments to Seller, Claims Inaccurate Books

Introduction A buyer of a business never knows for sure what it is getting until after the closing. How does a buyer minimize the risk of overpaying for a business? Well, in addition to kicking the tires (due diligence), the

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Seller of target receiving privately held buyer stock failed to allege facts that established that buyer’s alleged fraud caused seller’s economic loss

Target is a Dallas based technology-consulting limited liability company and was owned by Sellers. Buyer is a technology services company then based in Jacksonville, Florida, and then owned by Buyer’s Owners. Buyer is privately held and not publicly traded. In

Posted in buyer's stock as currency, federal securities fraud, financial representation and warranty, purchase price, representations and warranties, stock purchase agreement, tying fraud to economic loss

Seller of company not responsible for buyer’s post-closing failure to obtain electroplating permit

Seller was the owner of Target, a business located in Palo Alto, California that specializes in the electroplating of metal components for industrial use. On June 19, 2014, Seller executed a letter of intent to sell all of Seller’s shares

Posted in Buyer beware, compliance with all applicable laws, due diligence, land use issues, representations and warranties, stock purchase agreement

Buyer can sue seller of urgent care centers for lost profits from Target’s alleged material breach of 3rd party payor contracts

Buyer is based in the greater Baltimore area and operates urgent care centers and clinics throughout central Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In January 2015, Buyer purchased Target from Seller, a physician. Target operated urgent care facilities in Pennsylvania. According

Posted in Buyer beware, due diligence, economic loss doctrine, material contracts, representations and warranties

Israeli pharma buyer’s fraud claim against seller of Mexican pharma company tossed out by court

In 2015, Buyer, an Israeli pharma company purchased Target, a Mexican pharmaceutical company, from Sellers, and the intellectual property used by Target from a Sellers affiliate. The total sale price came to $2.3 Billion. After the closing, Buyer claimed that

Posted in compliance with all applicable laws, extra-contractual fraud, fraud in business sale, indemnification cap, representations and warranties

No fraud in alleged buyer’s financial misrepresentations concerning buyer’s equity received by seller of company

Seller was two related companies, one, a provider of litigation support and e-discovery services and the other, a provider of temporary legal staffing to law firms and corporations. Seller along with Seller Affiliate, a related company providing various litigation support

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Court permits stock buyer of company to sue sellers for pre-closing pension-insurance problems

Target is a manufacturer based in Kentucky with customers worldwide. In July 2016, Buyer purchased Target from Sellers for approximately $87 million. Sellers sold Target to Buyer through a stock purchase agreement dated July 11, 2016. Some Target employees worked

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