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RECOGNIZED DENVER BUSINESS EXECUTIVE JOINS LINDEN LAW PARTNERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Linden Law Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Taylor to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors. This appointment will further support our philosophy of constantly seeking to learn from best-in-class professionals, both legal and non-legal, to obtain the benefit of their insight and experience as part of an unwavering commitment to our business and the clients we serve. Mr. Taylor currently Read More

SELLING YOUR COMPANY: DEBUNKING 5 DEAL MYTHS

You’ve worked hard, probably for years, to build your business. Sweat equity, tears, gut-wrenching decisions, and more missed family celebrations than you care to admit. Now you’re thinking about selling, and this is not the time to take shortcuts. A Harvard Business Review report finds that 70% to 90% of M&A transactions fail, usually because buyers and sellers take shortcuts during the evaluation process. The Read More

New Attorney Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that attorney Miles Williams has joined our business and transactional practice group. An entrepreneur himself, Miles knows exactly what it takes to run a business and how to relate to clients. Click here to learn more about Miles and his experience.  Read More

NICKI CERASOLI EARNS SPECIALIZED VENTURE CAPITAL CERTIFICATE

Congratulations to our partner Nicki Cerasoli for obtaining her certificate of successful completion of VC University Online. This is an 8-week venture capital curriculum with an emphasis on financial models, how deal terms impact valuation, and that explores recent trends affecting VCs, founders, and emerging companies. VC University Online (https://venturecapitaluniversity.com/) and the certificate are provided in Read More

‘ACQUI-HIRE’ TRANSACTIONS: THEIR PLACE IN THE M&A UNIVERSE

What Is An Acqui-Hire? The purpose of a typical merger or acquisition is to acquire the customer base and other assets of the target company. However, in certain cases — and in certain industries in particular — companies are acquired exclusively for their labor talent. This type of transaction has come to be known as an “acqui-hire,” and technology companies in Silicon Valley have been utilizing this quasi-hiring Read More

COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS RECOGNIZES PAT LINDEN FOR WORK IN M&A

Super Lawyers® has recognized Pat Linden in its 2021 edition for Colorado attorneys for his work in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Only 11 Colorado attorneys made the 2021 list for M&A. Pat was also named to the M&A list in 2020. Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their field of practice. The Read More

Post-Closing Considerations for M&A Sellers

Rarely do private company owners sell their companies, pocket all the cash at closing, and ride off into the sunset to never worry about their business again. Selling owners and key employees of acquired private companies almost always both play a crucial post-closing role in the 2-to-5-year period after the initial sale. The buyer (particularly any private equity buyer) will lean heavily on selling owners and Read More

LINDEN LAW PARTNERS REPRESENTS SKA FABRICATING INC. FOR SALE TO PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM

Congratulations to our clients at Ska Fabricating Inc. (Ska Fab), a company based in Durango, Colorado, which was recently acquired by Hanover Partners, a private equity firm based in San Francisco and Portland. Ska Fab manufactures and sells depalletizers, conveyors, and packaging line equipment to beverage and food producers across the world. Ska Fab opened for business in Durango from a 500 square foot space. Read More

The Basics of Representations and Warranties Insurance for M&A

Representations and warranties (R&W) insurance, once reserved for public company and higher-market mergers and acquisitions, is becoming more prevalent in lower middle-market private company M&A transactions. Recent trends show that R&W insurance, which provides liability coverage for breaches of representations and warranties made by a seller in an M&A deal, is now being used in an estimated 25% of Read More

5 Mistakes Sellers Make During the M&A Deal Process

Successful M&A deals don’t just happen by accident. Each M&A transaction has its own complexities and numerous factors must converge to result in a mutually beneficial outcome for both the buyer and seller. Sellers who are willing to critically analyze a deal objectively and possess the gravitas to have tough conversations with buyers stand the best chance of obtaining an optimal outcome for themselves and Read More