OldCo defined: The term “OldCo” is usually put into Merger and Acquisition documents as a generic name for the acquired company’s current legal name, which is expected to disappear after the M&A transaction. For example: “As contemplated in this acquisition, Microsoft will form Soft Holdings. After the transaction OldCo will cease to exist as a separate entity.”

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