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  1. Phase 1 process letter - Outlines the basis on which bidders may make an offer.
  2. Phase 2 process letter - Outlines the process to access information to enable bidders to submit a final binding offer.

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What is the M&A process letter?

The M&A process letter is a template or example which assists transaction advisory consultants, investment bankers, and M&A practitioners with a sound basis from which to outline the proposed transaction steps in an M&A process.

As the M&A process progresses down the funnel and the potential buyer pool narrows, bidder(s) will typically provide a letter of intent. Prior to submission of the letter of intent by the bidder(s), the M&A bid process letter provides information to M&A transaction professionals/ investment bankers on the M&A timeline, instructions, and contact information for all future communication, as well as any terms that the bidders must include if they make an offer.

The M&A bid process letters accompany the confidential information memorandum distributed to potential bidders in an M&A process.

What information is included in the M&A process letters?

The M&A bid process letters addresses:
•  The schedule (i.e. timetable, number of bidding rounds and deadlines for bid submissions);
•  Instructions for obtaining data room access
•  Contact information for all notices and communications; and
•  The terms bidders should include in an offer package.

The phases are defined and scoped as follows:

Phase I – Indicative Offer

The phase I M&A bid process letter example outlines the basis on which a bidder may make an offer and to set out the process that is expected to be followed with respect to a Proposed Transaction. It covers critical aspects, including the indicative offer requirements, valuation methodology, strategic rationale, financing details, conditions, and other essential elements. This non-binding letter sets the stage for deeper negotiations.

Phase II – Binding Offer

The phase II M&A bid process letter sample invites successful bidders to the next stage of the process. During Phase II, the process through which access to additional information on the Target is outlined to enable bidders to submit a final binding offer. It explains the process for submitting a formal binding offer, which includes site visits, management presentations, due diligence access, and review of transaction agreements. This binding agreement finalizes the deal and contains the specifics of the transaction.

These M&A bid process letter templates are useful to a number of audiences, including:

Potential Acquirers and Investors: It facilitates crafting strong offers and conducting efficient due diligence.
M&A Practitioners: It serves as a template to streamline initial deal stages and guide clients effectively.
Investment Bankers: It structures the process, protects client interests, and sets clear expectations.
Venture Capitalists: It presents a structured approach to potential targets and expresses strategic rationale.
Transaction Advisory Consultants: It assists in formulating offers and ensuring compliance with regulations.
Private Equity Fund Managers: It helps evaluate opportunities and conduct investigations.
Legal Professionals: It ensures critical legal aspects are adequately covered.
Financial Advisors: It guides them in assisting clients during the deal process.
Business Owners and Sellers: It helps them present their businesses professionally and attract potential acquirers.

As you can see, this M&A process letter is a versatile and valuable document that caters to a diverse group of stakeholders in the M&A arena. Its structured approach and comprehensive content make it an essential tool for anyone involved in M&A transactions, from business owners and investors to advisors and legal professionals.

The Word document includes placeholders for client-specific information, ensuring customization for each transaction. It also provides clear instructions for advisory firms, enhancing communication efficiency.

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$29.00
This letter is created by a team of former transaction advisors from EY and Grant Thornton who have worked within the M&A Teams of these organizations. This letter serves as a template and has been used on numerous M&A transactions.
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