What is the fee structure like for M&A buy-side?

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depends it can be a reverse sliding Lehman scale or a flat %. It all is usually higher than a sell side though, because the uncertainity of close is greater, especially in an auction process.

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higher than a buy-side??? Are you sure of that?? I thought sell-side was almost alwyas (witn some exceptions) the winner...


Reread what I wrote. It says that buy-side fees are usually higher than a sell-side fees, because of the uncertainity to close is greater. For example, if you are advising one of 20 companies in an auction process you have a lower likelihood of winning the auction and therefore getting paid. Compared with the firm that is advising on the sale of the company, they get paid when the company is sold regardless of who acquirers the business.


sorry goalieman, but i'm still not sure about that in the real world... you know, books are books.... and in book everything is possible!


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