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Seller of golf company battles buyer over right to $16.6 million VAT receivables as tax credit

In late 2010, Seller decided to sell Target (a wholly-owned subsidiary engaged in the manufacture and distribution of golf products, including Titleist-brand golf clubs, balls and tees and Footjoy-brand golf shoes) by way of auction. The eventual winning bidder was

Posted in allocation of preclosing taxes refunds and credits, net working capital adjustment, stock purchase agreement, Taxation, value added tax or VAT

Seller did not have to disclose to buyer receipt of customer notice of nonrenewal of material contract

Buyer is a company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Buyer is a publicly traded company that provides high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, IT infrastructure services and ethernet products and services. Since its founding, it has made forty-one acquisitions of fiber and data center companies,

Posted in Buyer beware, representation and warranty about customers, representations and warranties, stock purchase agreement

Stock buyer covered as successor to seller under target D&O policy

On November 3, 2015, Buyer entered into a stock purchase agreement pursuant to which Buyer became the 100% shareholder of Target. After the sale closed, Buyer sent demand letters to Management Sellers, former Target Directors, seeking indemnification for financial misconduct

Posted in ambiguous exclusion, directors and officers insurance policy, insurance coverage, major shareholders exclusion, stock purchase agreement Tagged with:

Stock buyer of target and stock seller in post-closing fight over target’s cash

Sellers incorporated Target in 1994 and owned all the shares of Target. Target’s assets consisted of two buildings in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and two bank accounts at UBS. Through Target, Sellers rented the buildings—a commercial space and six

Posted in book value adjustment, cash and cash equivalents, Description of business assets purchased, net working capital adjustment, purchase price adjustment, stock purchase agreement

Employer breach of employment agreement results in no enforcement of employee non-compete

Employee began his career in physical therapy in 1994. He worked as an independent contractor until joining Target as an employee in 2008 to manage a number of physical therapy clinics in southern Delaware. In 2008, Employee and Target executed the

Posted in covenant not to compete, employment agreement, stock purchase agreement

Buyer of construction company obtains judgment against stock seller for target’s pre-closing noncompliance with minority business participation program

Seller and another shareholder, each owned 50% of Target, a large heavy construction company based in the New York City area. Buyer, a Spanish group of companies, purchased all of Target stock from the two shareholders pursuant to a stock

Posted in due diligence, minority business participation program, no pending government investigations or inquiries, representations and warranties, stock purchase agreement

Signing closing documents before closing acquisition results in costly litigation

In 2016, the parties negotiated a stock purchase agreement by which Seller would sell Target, a car dealership, to Buyers and another colleague in two phases. First, Buyers and their colleague were to purchase 21% of Target for $500,000 cash.

Posted in breach of contract, closing, damages, specific performance, stock purchase agreement

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

Seller of target company’s release given in stock purchase agreement bars reimbursement claim of seller’s parent against target

Shareholder’s Parent is a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and governmental entities. Until November 1, 2015, Shareholder’s Parent indirectly owned all of the issued and outstanding stock of Target through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shareholder. Shareholder provides

Posted in shareholder release, stock purchase agreement

Employee loses vested stock options upon sale of controlling interest in Employer

Employee is an executive with expertise in revenue cycle management and outsourcing phone calls and business processing services in the healthcare industry. Target is a Tampa, Florida based private company providing healthcare business outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing services to

Posted in anti-destruction clause, implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, stock purchase agreement, target's stock options

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