Venture Capital Financing: Mergers and Acquisition Transactions 101: Preparations, Structures and Key Documents an Attorney Must Know


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This program will provide you with a real-world guide to the stages of a venture capital financing and merger and acquisition transaction from preparing for the financing or transaction, the structure of the transaction, and the documents and key terms for each type of transaction.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Preparing for a venture capital financing
•   The structure of a venture capital deal
•   Complying with the securities laws
•   Follow-on financing rounds – rights and protections
•   Preparing for a merger or acquisition
•   The different types of mergers and acquisitions
•   The due diligence process
•   The art of drafting and negotiating the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement

Date / Time: April 15, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: July 17, 2019

Kathryn McCall, Esq. focuses on helping early stage and mature companies, as well as family-owned and life-style businesses, succeed. Her clients appreciate her pragmatic and strategic advice regarding their entity formation, business financing, and operational concerns. As outside general counsel for many of her clients, Ms. McCall advises businesses on a wide variety of corporate and other legal matters. In addition, she has extensive experience counseling businesses in all aspects of the business life cycle from the initial structuring and formation of the business to financing that business; hiring employees; corporate governance; day-to-day operations; negotiating licensing and other commercial agreements; equity incentive plans; and liquidity events. She advises corporations, boards of directors, investors, CEOs and CFOs, and business owners on a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital, joint ventures, and corporate finance. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including: media; technology; internet of things; education; internet-based products, services, and applications; consumer products; retail; publishing; and health and fitness.

Ms. McCall also assists businesses in the cannabis industry develop the necessary infrastructure and organization to succeed while remaining in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory framework burdening the industry. Working with other members of the firm’s well-rounded cannabis industry team enables her to create a strategic and coordinated approach to not only business structuring, organizational, and regulatory matters but also intellectual property, tax, estate planning, and business and criminal litigation issues.

Ms. McCall is a mentor at Draper University advising budding entrepreneurs regarding the legal aspects of starting and running a business. She also speaks regularly at Draper University on legal issues facing startups.

Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft LLP, Ms. McCall was Of Counsel with Carr & Ferrell LLP in Menlo Park, California.

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Section I. Preparing for a venture capital financing

Section II. The structure of a venture capital deal

Section III. Complying with the securities laws

Section IV. Follow-on financing rounds – rights and protections

Section V. Preparing for a merger or acquisition

Section VI. The different types of mergers and acquisitions

Section VII. The due diligence process

Section VIII. The art of drafting and negotiating the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement