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Gaining a seat at the M&A table

Kasey Ingram (ingramk@iskamericas.com) is the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for ISK Americas Incorporated in Concord, Ohio, USA.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tend to happen fast. Once a decision has been made to buy, time becomes essential. For the in-house ethics and compliance (E&C) team to be effective, it must be involved before the decision is made to buy. To effectively address E&C due diligence efforts during the M&A process, the E&C team needs to find and join the M&A team, get buy-in for M&A compliance due diligence, and then train the M&A team on that process before the first deal happens. This article will set forth advice to help you do just that.

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