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Global risk management for critical transactions
Mergers & Acquisitions
We offer a range of Escrow services to support M&A transactions around the globe, including Holdback Escrows, Good Faith Deposits and Paying Agent Services.
To mitigate transaction risk, J.P. Morgan offers Holdback accounts, enabling clients to place a portion of the purchase price in escrow until the terms of an agreement are satisfied. Holdbacks offer a way for the buyer to seek claims for false representations or breaches of warranty. J.P. Morgan will manage all claims on the account in accordance with the agreement terms.
Good Faith Deposits
J.P. Morgan offers Good Faith Deposits, which hold a portion of the transaction purchase price in escrow to help buyers and sellers facilitate bidding and comply with regulations. J.P. Morgan can also distribute termination fees from the escrow funds if the transaction is cancelled.
Takeover Codes for Global M&A
Regulations in certain jurisdictions – such as the Takeover Codes of Hong Kong and the United Kingdom – require confirmation from the advisor in an M&A deal that resources are available to move the transaction forward. J.P. Morgan provides the financial advisor the assurance that funds will be available and segregated throughout the duration of the offer.
Closing Agent/Paying Agent
J.P. Morgan offers buyers escrow accounts for deposit of the full transaction purchase price to centralize funding sources and hold liquid funds before closing. We also provide a variety of services to facilitate the transaction:
Closing Agent escrows – These escrows facilitate the exchange of the company stock from the seller for cash payments from the buyer.
Paying Agent services – J.P. Morgan disburses funds to the selling shareholders directly from an escrow account. We can efficiently manage all aspects of the process, from inspecting presentations and share certificates, to resolving issues and promptly paying shareholders.
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A Global Network
When you execute global transactions with our Escrow Services team, you tap into an integrated network of escrow specialists in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America who have extensive experience in cross-border escrow solutions and can help you understand local nuances affecting your escrow transactions.
To help reduce the complexity of cross-border escrow transactions, J.P. Morgan can provide dozens of standard contract templates – valid for a variety of jurisdictions and governing laws – that can be customized to specific structures.
A Dedicated Team
Our team of more than 100 professionals worldwide is solely dedicated to escrow and is ready to assist you with your transaction needs anywhere, anytime. We can help coordinate across time zones and jurisdictions, and help minimize cross-border transaction risk.
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