Bilal Basrai – Three Essential Responsibilities During Mergers and Acquisitions

One of the many things he assists his clients in is mergers or acquisitions. These are often major financial decisions for corporations or companies in the business world, and it takes a great deal of work in order to get them right.


Here are three essential actions to take during any merger or acquisition.

First, conduct due diligence. This is essential if you want to make a major financial decision like a merger or acquisition with another company. Figure out everything you can about the other company so that you can make an educated decision regarding the future. You need to do this even before negotiations begin so that you don’t waste your company’s time, and so you’re protected throughout the course of the deal itself.

Second, establish an initial meeting. Throughout the merger and acquisition process, there will be several meetings that need to be had in order to full flesh out the details of the deal itself. However, this first meeting is important because it gives you the opportunity to express exactly what you need, want, and what you expect for a possible outcome after the proceedings come to a close. Be honest about what you expect, and don’t beat around the bush during the initial meeting.

Third, make sure you and all other parties sign a nondisclosure agreement before getting too far into the negotiation process. A nondisclosure agreement ensures that each company is safe should the deal fall apart; it should clearly state that no company has the right discuss the details of the deal or any company in particular to the public.

Bilal Basrai has worked as a corporate advisor for a number of companies during mergers and acquisitions, and he knows what steps to take to be successful.



About Bilal Basrai

Bilal Basrai is an experienced investment banker who has been responsible for developing and cultivating corporate finance clients for many large banking institutions over his 18-year career. He has worked for leading investment banks including Salomon Smith Barney, UBS Financial, and Lehman Brothers. Most of his experience early in his career is in covering the healthcare sector for these establishments.
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