Grow or Go: Small Business Lifecycle Maturity

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June 11, 2024 / 3:45 pm AKT

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Alaska Regional Conference 


Anchorage, AK


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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) firms and graduates, as well as changes in control of companies with a current or former 8(a) status.

Join Peter Ford and Meghan Leemon, attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, 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. They 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.