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An alternative purchase price mechanism for M&A transactions

An alternative purchase price mechanism for M&A transactions

by Alistair Goble

This article examines an alternative to the two predominant purchase price mechanisms used in M&A transactions in South Africa. When applied correctly, it leads to an expedited determination of the final purchase price and allows for flexibility regarding the timing of closing. In order to explore this alternative mechanism, a brief discussion of two traditional pricing mechanisms and their pitfalls are set out below. Introduction...

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