This article discusses the memorialization of purchase offers in a letter of intent (LOI) in M&A transactions. An LOI outlines key terms of the deal but is non-binding. It includes provisions like exclusivity, confidentiality, expenses, and non-solicitation that may be binding. Careful drafting is essential to avoid potential risks. Properly considered, an LOI is a valuable tool for M&A deals, guiding parties through negotiations with caution.