- bring down
USATypically, a condition to closing in a merger or acquisition agreement (or a condition to funding in a loan agreement). A bring down is a provision requiring the representations and warranties that were made at signing to be made again on the closing date (or at another specified date). If a representation and warranty includes a materiality qualifier, it typically must be true at closing in all respects. For example, if a seller makes a representation and warranty at signing that there are no material environmental liabilities, it must also be true that there are no material environmental liabilities on the closing date. If a representation and warranty does not contain a materiality qualifier, the bring down itself is often qualified by materiality or a material adverse change.For example, if a seller makes a representation and warranty at signing that there are no environmental liabilities, the bring down may provide that the representation only needs to be true in all material respects or such that a failure to be true would not result in a material adverse change. Representations and warranties that are only made as of a specified date are typically excluded from the bring down.
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