David Walker

David Walker

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Making the Most of Earn-outs

Earn-outs, where additional consideration is paid post-completion based on the performance of a target business, are becoming increasingly common in private M&A transactions. Our recent survey of European deals between July...more

9/30/2015 - Business Valuations Depreciation Earn-Outs EBITDA EU Private Equity

Will PE Start to Play in the Premier League?

English Premier League football clubs may start to look more attractive for investment following the League’s £5.14 billion live broadcasting deal with Sky and BT. The deal, for three years from the 2016-17 season, marks a...more

6/23/2015 - Broadcasting Investors Merchandising Rights Private Equity Sky Soccer

UK Style Management Investment Warranties Spreading

In a very seller-friendly market, UK-style management investment warranties are providing an increasingly popular source of comfort for PE buyers. Compressed deal timetables, restricted access for due diligence and limited or...more

1/7/2015 - Stock Purchase Agreement UK Warranties

Increasing Dry Powder and Decreasing Deal Volumes: Seller Friendly Deal Terms Are Set To Continue

During the past three years there has been a steadily increasing amount of money chasing a decreasing number of deals, as the graph below highlights. This, combined with readily available debt finance (despite the current...more


The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Best Efforts [Video]

Latham & Watkins partner David Walker explains the M&A term best efforts, a common provision in an acquisition agreement that describes how hard a party needs to work to make good on its commitments. For additional...more

1/27/2014 - Acquisition Agreements Acquisitions Best Efforts Clauses

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