Flip Transaction 101

Many foreign founders and investors that are coming to the US are full of anxiety about moving their startup there. One of the main fears is the complexity of the flip transaction. Undeniably it is complicated process and no flip is the same, but there are some basic transaction issues and standards that you should keep in mind when planning a flip transaction. In this and the next series of posts, we wanted to share our experience and shed some light on the various flip “pain points” and “myths”. As you can imagine, this arcane area of the law requires an understanding of US and foreign venture capital/startup standards, US and foreign tax implications, and cross-border planning. At the end…

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Mergers & Acquisitions Summit

Managing partner Tytus Cytowski participated in Allerhand Institute’s Mergers & Acquisitions Summit, which included panels that examined the latest trends in structuring, negating and consummating a transaction. Mr. Cytowski presented a program titled, “Role of Culture in Cross-Border M&A. Polish-American Experience.” The event took place in Warsaw, Poland on January 24, 2013. More Information

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Cytowski LLC represents Polidea on first cross-border mobile app M&A deal

Cytowski LLC represented Polidea Sp. z o. o. ("Polidea"), a Polish high-tech growth company in the sale of its subsidiary, Apphance Sp. z o. o. to Utest, Inc., a leading American mobile app company. The transaction is one of the largest single cross-border transactions in the mobile application space. Polidea provides software services for the mobile industry, including mobile applications development (iOS, Android, Windows Phone and more), UI/UX design and testing. Founded in 2009, the company delivers software for startups and enterprises, which require top-notch quality and best-practice engineering skills. The deal was structured as a cash and stock acquisition with the sale price in the few million dollar range. Transaction documents were governed both by Polish and American law.…

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