Completion is carried out when the legitimate ownership of the shares is transferred to the buyer, resulting in the buyer being the owner of the target business. As a general rule, a timetable for the completion of the G.S.O. lists all the documents to be signed and other measures necessary for the conclusion in order to influence the conclusion. When a company acquires all or a substantial portion of the shares of a target company, that investor also acquires its debts. As a result, a capital transaction is usually accompanied by full due diligence (“DD”), not only to understand the potential commitments of the purchaser, but also to clarify important information about the seller, such as its actual asset base. B its asset base (fixed assets, contracts, finance, human resources and clients, etc.). DD is a basic review or review of a target entity conducted by a buyer to compile and evaluate information that has a direct impact on the acquisition decision. From a legal perspective, DD is generally executed with respect to corporate documents, general rights and litigation to which the affected entity is associated, intellectual property (“IP”) and trade secrets, work, money laundering, anti-corruption, data protection, environmental compliance and other regulatory obligations that may be relevant to the specific sector of the target entity. DD is also managed by accountants and accountants regarding the finances of the target entity. In the operations of R and DD must be carried out in several jurisdictions and carefully coordinated in order to verify the actual assets and liabilities of the objective with regard to the laws and uses of each site.
Unless the parties agree otherwise, the sales contract will be cancelled if all of the above conditions are not met on an agreed date (the “Longstop” date). It is therefore essential that the G.S.O. determines how to determine when the conditions are met and when they can no longer be met. It should also indicate which of the parties is responsible for complying with the respective preconditions. The party concerned is required to make reasonable efforts to meet the relevant conditions up to the date of longstop. The share purchase agreement should also look at what happens if completion is not completed on the agreed date. For example, if: This analysis is an important step that precedes the development of the share purchase agreement. While the current actions could result in hefty fines for the buyer, a change in control clauses in supplier and customer contracts could threaten the company`s top line. Guarantees and responsibilities must be verified to ensure that there is no misrepresentation.