The sample below is a due diligence issues report for a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction. The acquirer’s legal counsel may prepare an issues report, sometimes called a “red flag” report, for the acquirer to summarize key issues or actions following the counsel’s due diligence of the target company. Issues reports are not intended to cover every document reviewed or issue discussed during due diligence, but rather to provide a succinct explanation of key legal issues that the acquirer should be aware of and may need to address as part of their contract management process. This sample issues report assumes the target company in an M&A transaction is a corporation and assumes that the transaction will be structured as a stock purchase.

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