Acquihires 101: Tips for Founders
Scott Edward Walker
DECEMBER 13, 2018
How is the Deal Structured? The deal is typically structured as an asset purchase (as opposed to a stock purchase or merger) — though the acquirer often does not actually want the startup’s IP and/or other assets. Accordingly, the deal may be a mere fiction designed to get funds into the startup to be distributed to its investors. Accordingly, the founders may not simply cut their own personal deals directly with the acquirer.