There are at least five reasons why restricted stock grants remain appealing for a variety of companies, large, medium and small: (1) it’s real stock; (2) it creates a meaningful element of employee retention; (3) the income tax consequences are straightforward; (4) the grantees really do have skin in the game; and (5) an employer can add features that help preserve the control of the current owner(s).
From Forbes: The DOJ’s and SEC’s more stringent enforcement of the FCPA has important implications for mergers and acquisitions. According to Rebekah Poston, an expert anti-corruption practitioner at the international law firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey, American companies who neglect to conduct thorough due diligence when acquiring foreign companies risk inheriting or creating FCPA violations. Acquiring a foreign company requires the performance of a number of affirmative duties on the part of the acquirer.
Forbes Insights, in association with CIT, recently published the report “U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010”.
Few legal documents you’ll sign in your lifetime are more complex or more daunting than the Purchase and Sale agreement that accompanies the sale of your business. While most sellers naturally focus their chief attention on purchase price and any hold-back amount, there
are often other terms within a purchase and sale agreement that can have greater impact on the final, long-term outcome for the selling shareholder(s).
Most CEOs and board members of troubled companies don’t recognize that the company is truly distressed until there is some “trigger” event—such as a covenant default, the loss of a major contract or a failed attempt to refinance.