The 5 Stages of M&A looks at both sides of the deal

Having just five stages is a bit oversimplified, however working with young, inexperienced organizations – many Emerging Growth Companies –  we’ve found that having a 30,000 foot view of a deal has proved useful.

The five stages:

  1. Foundation
  2. Preparation
  3. Examination
  4. Negotiation
  5. Completion



Certainly, the law firms have the street-level “to-do” list however this guides their corporate working group to think in five deadlined-structured buckets.

As you read on the one-page guide (CLICK HERE) both sides of the M&A transaction have tasks at each stage.


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