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Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
We represent buyers, sellers, investors, and financial advisors in significant and complex transactions carried out in Hungary. Generally, our team advises foreign entities acquiring in Hungary, serving as their primary advisor throughout the transaction. This cross-border element requires us to collaborate regularly with some of our partner offices worldwide. The goal is always to find solutions to meet the needs of our clients. This involves and requires thorough due diligence and risk assessment to be carried out before and during the transaction. In the past, we have advised multiple pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, and both private equity and venture capital firms on acquisitions they are seeking to carry out involving Hungarian entities or individuals. We serve as a counsel and a business advisor through every stage of the deal, which is often indispensable for buyers or sellers who need to have a connection or knowledge of the Hungarian market.
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Of course, we focus on more than just transactions that are cross-border in nature. We actively assist clients within the territory of Hungary as well and work on matters involving the formation of new entities, their separation, or their sale and purchase. Additionally, we have experience representing entities and organizations in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.
Each transaction is unique and requires a specific skill set and approach. Each transaction must be treated as unique based on the needs of our clients and the particular field involved to ensure a proper evaluation of the risks involved and to properly provide clients with options specific to their area of operation. As a full-service firm, we have attorneys that cover a breadth of practice areas ensuring we can find a team fit for each unique transaction.
The M&A practice is made up of attorneys that are well-versed in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, litigation, asset transfers, patents, and trademarks, in addition to real estate and tax professionals, which allows us to handle the deal from start to finish in-house without needing additional support from third parties.
The due diligence stage is one of the most crucial stages of any transaction – which determines the risks involved. KNP regularly performs due diligence on transactions and advises clients on the risks and challenges that may arise. We serve not only as a firm conducting the due diligence but through this gathering of information; our attorneys can advise and provide clients with a roadmap on how best to move forward based on the information discovered during the process.
In addition to due diligence for M&A transactions, we have prepared due diligence reports for ongoing litigation matters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and numerous European Union member states where the litigation involved a Hungarian entity or individual.
We have performed due diligence in a variety of sectors, for a number of Fortune 500 companies that were seeking to establish themselves in the Hungarian market.
The risks involved during a transaction often emerge during the due diligence process. Still, for some entities who wish to streamline the process or assess the risks before the contracting phase, we provide pre-deal risk assessments to aid in the process. This approach allows buyers to gather as much information as possible before entering a negotiation phase or without showing their intended target their intent on purchasing or merging.
Do you provide an expert for a preliminary risk assessment before a takeover?
We support our clients throughout the entire M&A transaction process.
Do you also deal with foreign acquisitions?
We have provided legal advice in a number of cross-border transactions.
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We provide solutions for current and anticipated problems through mutual collaboration between our team and yours. We solve and alleviate the legal obstacle.
Our team consists of attorneys trained in several countries, including the United States, Germany, and France.
We are a firm built on cooperation and collaboration not only with our clients – but internally within our firm.
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