Morgan Lewis Seminars

2019 Technology May-rathon: Pitfalls and Patents – Buying IP-Rich Businesses

May 17, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM GMT
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

The UK enjoyed the highest value of M&A deals in Europe last year as telecoms and media takeovers peaked. The TMT sector saw the biggest growth worldwide in terms of M&A, up 4%, compared to financial services which slipped 3%.  The forces of innovation and disruption that are accelerating business life cycles are strongest in the TMT sector, generating widespread global M&A activity. 

More and more deals are about getting access to the target’s IP, or the team that created it, with dealmakers often failing to realise its true value.  A well-advised buyer will know how to realise the full value of the portfolio it is seeking to buy whilst recognising the bear traps it must avoid.   

This webinar provides an indispensible summary of the key challenges and opportunities when executing M&A in an IP-rich environment with presenters Nick Moore, Lee Harding, and Jack Shawdon also available to answer any questions you may have. 

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ (via reciprocity), NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.