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Mergers and Acquisitions of Government Contracts Vedder Service

While mergers and acquisitions provide excellent growth and expansion opportunities, careful diligence is vital to understanding the government contract compliance risks and potential liabilities associated with this form of corporate growth.

In some instances, these risks may be addressed by terms in the agreement, while in others they may result in a change in valuation. On some occasions, the risks may be of such a nature that the deal is no longer viable.

We have substantial experience advising on deals involving public contracts. Our work includes the following:

  • Identifying and addressing risks during the due diligence phase
  • Drafting transaction terms and conditions tailored for the government contracts environment
  • Resolving Foreign Ownership Control and Influence (FOCI) concerns

Our attorneys have experience with negotiating FOCI mitigation plans and the process for obtaining and/or maintaining U.S. security clearances. In addition, we have successfully guided numerous transactions through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process.

Following a successful transaction, we can help your company achieve a seamless transition of your business, including retention of size status and guidance through the novation process.