January 6, 2004


With the dawn of a new year Wilson and I find ourselves in the middle of preparing the next installment (this year’s being the 4th…my how time flies when you’re reviewing documents) of our annual M&A Deal Points Study. As such, we would like to take this opportunity to solicit suggestions from you as to any particular area(s) you would like for us to review and include as part of this year’s Study. Those familiar with the Study will remember that we examine acquisition agreements relating to public company acquisitions of private companies with transaction values of between $25M and $150M (pulled from the LiveEDGAR M&A Database). For those of you who are not aware of the Study (which we lovingly refer to as the “BS Detector for the M&A Sector”) and would like a complimentary (i.e., FREE) copy, please email Wilson or me ( or ).

We look forward to hearing from you!