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Advanced M&A Transactions in the Government Contracting Industry

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Produced on October 13, 2017

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Course Description

The current state of the market presents new and exciting opportunities and challenges for M&A in the government contracting sector. However, transactions involving government contracting businesses present unique and complex issues that need to be managed through the diligence, valuation, and documentation phases of the transaction. Acquisitions of government contracting targets present specialized questions related to structuring the transaction, formulating representations and warranties, dealing with confidential information, and relevant government regulations.

This course, presented by Michael Gold of Saul Ewing LLP, focuses on the particular issues raised in M&A transactions related to targets with significant government contracting businesses. The course will compare the issues that arise in M&A in the government contracting sector to the standard M&A deals; explain the typical issues and processes involved in transactions involving government contracting targets; and discuss various due diligence, structuring, and negotiating considerations for such transactions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze trends in M&A in the government contracting sector, and more general M&A trends
  2. Review unique aspects in negotiating and managing deals in the government contracting space
  3. Identify the hurdles that acquisitions of government contracting targets must confront
  4. Examine the various perspectives of buyers and sellers in government contracting transactions
  5. Discuss specific regulatory issues that often arise related to M&A transactions with government contracting targets

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Michael Gold

Saul Ewing LLP

For more than 20 years, Michael Gold has helped clients in a wide variety of industries with stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, joint venture arrangements and public and private offerings. He also advises boards of directors and outside shareholders regarding corporate governance practices, proxy solicitations, tender offers and issues related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Michael has extensive experience with private equity, hedge fund and venture finance transactions, representing both investors and issuers. He has advised emerging-growth companies on organization, venture finance, employee and technology issues. He also counsels clients with regard to such securities regulatory matters as delisting procedures, SEC no-action requests, securities law violations and internal control concerns.

In addition, Michael has represented companies and individuals in connection with internal investigations, corporate crisis situations and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the NYSE and FINRA (formerly the NASD). He handles issues related to structuring complex securities transactions, and trading practices and policies within different securities markets and firms.

Prior to law school, Michael was a financial analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York City, specializing in mortgage finance.


Nicholas S.

Perfect depth and breath

christine b.

I enjoyed the speaker. He was clear and practical

jaymie d.

Very useful

Corneliu M.

A very insightful overview of the key issues. The discussion on novation appeared a bit repetitive, but besides that the entire presentation was crisp and effective. Thank you.

Mattie A.


ken b.

good one

Andrew M.

Very pertinent to my role as an elected government official.

Marc P.

Great style in presentation

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