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Joinder Agreement Shareholder

One of the main disadvantages of one of these agreements is that it takes additional time and costs to have them signed individually by shareholders before closing. This is especially true when there are shareholders who want to back down or comment on documents. If shareholders receive little or no consideration in the transaction, they may not be inclined to be particularly cooperative in reviewing and signing additional agreements. To achieve a higher level of protection, the parties may use membership or contribution agreements. Joinder agreements are generally those in which individual shareholders expressly agree that they are subject to all or certain conditions of the merger agreement. These agreements may include additional obligations imposed by the buyer on large shareholders, such as for example. B voting agreements. Since the beginning of 2015, SRS Acquiom has seen more transactions in which the acquirer requires selling shareholders to enter into ancillary agreements to ensure that certain terms of the merger agreement are enforceable against them. Since selling shareholders generally do not sign merger contracts, questions have arisen as to the ability to fully enforce certain contractual conditions. In Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co.

v. Audax Health Solutions, Inc., the Delaware Court of Opportunity, for example, cancelled several commitments that shareholders were informed had to sign in order to preserve their counterpart to the merger.1 In order to reduce the risks associated with this potential ambiguity as to applicability, the parties may resort to one solution among others. Since the beginning of 2015, SRS Acquiom has seen more transactions in which the acquirer requires selling shareholders to enter into ancillary agreements to ensure that certain terms of the merger agreement are enforceable against them. The need or advice of ancillary agreements is a difficult analysis that must be carried out on a deal-by-deal basis. Contribution agreements are generally those in which shareholders agree that, when a shareholder pays more than one of its share in proportion to a liability after closing, the other shareholders reimburse the paying shareholder as needed, in order to offset everyone`s share. This is generally important when shareholders are jointly and severally liable for a bond.. . .