material adverse change clause
A clause which aims to give the buyer the right to walk away from the acquisition, before closing, if events occur that are detrimental to the target company. MAC clauses are a common feature of public and private acquisition documents, although their form and content vary depending on the nature of the transaction and the practice in each jurisdiction.

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