Saul Ewing Partner Co-Authors Prominent Book About Mergers and Acquisitions
(Baltimore, MD, September 24, 2012) – Saul Ewing LLP is pleased to announce that one of its partners, Adam S. Zarren, explores some of the current economic and tax issues affecting mergers and acquisitions in the book M&A Deal Strategies.
Adam, a Partner in the Business and Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions practices, is a co-author of the book, which was published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business, as part of its Inside the Minds series. The series features business and legal intelligence from some of the nation’s leading executives and lawyers. Adam wrote a chapter entitled Approaches to Success in Today’s M&A Marketplace based on his experiences advising clients, that range from small- and middle-market businesses to large international companies, about mergers and acquisitions.
In the chapter, Adam shares insights about issues facing businesses in today’s economy as well as how potential tax increases later this year might affect these types of transactions. He also explores possible economic factors, including the availability of cash reserves that companies saved during the recession.
“While the recession has brought many challenges to the M&A arena and there is still a great deal of uncertainty among investors,” Adam wrote, “there is now a more hopeful atmosphere in the M&A markets than existed three or four years ago. There is a substantial amount of cash sitting on the sidelines, and many companies are more willing to spend and invest now than they were a year or two ago.”
Adam’s chapter also provides an attorney’s perspective on advising clients who are exploring mergers and acquisitions. He summarizes crucial issues to consider, such as whether the merger or acquisition will fit with the client’s growth strategy and how seamlessly operations will run after a deal. The chapter also emphasizes the importance of performing thorough due diligence, including tracing intellectual property rights and exploring creative financing strategies.