2017 M&A Bid Sweeteners Survey

In Depth


In today’s environment, private M&A deals are often very competitive among potential buyers. Assuming you offered a purchase price that is within an acceptable top range, what are the most persuasive “sweetened” deal terms (other than price) you can offer to move the needle in your favor and win the deal?

McDermott Will & Emery recently conducted its inaugural M&A “bid sweeteners” survey among deal makers, investment bankers and other M&A professionals to gain their view on what terms are the most persuasive to offer a seller in a competitive private M&A transaction.