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Deal of the Week: Going Beyond The M&A Headlines

Company A buys Company B. That's the headline. The reality is more complex. Employee benefits must be transferred, 401(K)s rolled over to new plans, pensions are extended. In many cases, employees are terminated. All of these issues -- standard to any takeover -- can doom a deal. That's why Sean Feller, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, gets hired. He's a member of the firm's executive compensation and employee benefits practice group. Feller tells host Alex Sherman about how executive compensation can act as a motivating factor to sell, although not usually a defining one, and explains the many employee-related concerns that must be dealt with when companies merge.


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