• Due Diligence in Acquisitions: Focus on Product Distribution Issues
  • November 4, 2004 | Authors: Jon P. Christiansen; Toshiaki Robert Kawaguchi
  • Law Firms: Foley & Lardner LLP - Milwaukee Office; Foley & Lardner LLP - San Francisco Office
  • All too frequently, the combination of business entities is completed without the proper examination of the feasibility of combining or eliminating overlapping channels of distribution. For example, if a supplier acquires the assets of a product line from another supplier, must the acquiror make this new product line available to its distributors, sales representatives, or franchisees?