The Path to Successful Equal Mergers

Jul 31, 2023 12:00 PM (CST)


Scott Crofton

About the event

“Mergers of Equals must be mutual to be successful. What you’re giving is what you’re getting, and you’re basically both the buyer and the seller in the deal.” – Scott Crofton.

According to Scott, most of the biggest companies in the world today have been created by the merger of equals in the past. It is a very transformative deal that gives the opportunity to merge two entities that could never buy each other into one powerful competitor.

In this webinar, Scott Crofton, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, discusses the path to a successful equal merger.

Key points

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • How does the merger of equal work
  • Dealing with the management team during mergers of equals
  • Diligence process in a merger of equal transaction
  • The poisoning pill defense
  • Pros and cons of a merger of equal


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