Category: Private Equity

M&A and the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

Acquisitions of companies, especially target companies with international operations, require buyers to carefully scrutinize the target’s compliance programs, including the target’s compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. Doing so enables the buyer to more accurately assess the target’s value and risk profile, negotiate for the costs of any misconduct to be borne by the sellers and evaluate whether remedial steps are needed. When designing and executing a pre-M&A due diligence process on...