Considerations for 8(a) Participants, Graduates, and Their Contracts in M&A Transactions

Date / Time:

February 14, 2023 / 4:00 pm CT

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Event Name:

National 8(a) Association 2023 National Small Business Conference


National 8(a) Association


Hyatt Regency New Orleans


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Buying or selling a business is always a complex process, and it becomes even more complicated when the target company holds 8(a) contracts, either as a current participant in the SBA 8(a) program or as a graduate of the program with legacy 8(a) contracts.  In this session, we will explore the specific regulatory requirements that govern the change in ownership of 8(a) contracts, as well as changes in control of companies with a current or former 8(a) status. 

Join our panel of M&A legal and financial advisors to learn how best to plan ahead for a transaction that will involve 8(a) contracts and how this may impact enterprise valuation, regulatory submissions, and transaction structure and timeline.  As part of our panel discussion, we will address:

  • how best to structure your 8(a) company for a successful future exit,
  • how to value 8(a) contract assets as an 8(a) or non-8(a) buyer,
  • strategies to mitigate risk in acquisitions of 8(a) companies, and
  • tips for navigating the SBA waiver request process.