The speed and size of a transaction might make it difficult to keep up with the details, but a post-close dispute can be stopped before it starts.
During a transaction, players work furiously to capture the greatest value. But with so many people constantly (and quickly) updating the details, it’s easy for things to get missed. If an organization’s finance team doesn’t have the dedicated resources, time, or expertise to carefully review each draft of the purchase agreement, provisions affecting the purchase price might not get the scrutiny they should – and that can lead to major issues, including post-closing disputes. Whether an organization has been through many deals or this is the first, it can take pre-close steps to help avoid a post-close fight.