The information to cover when announcing a merger or acquisition plus the guidelines to follow when writing the press release: 

Title:

Acquiring Company to Acquire Acquired Company (possibly mention price)

Subtitle:

Other notable information

Paragraph 1: Announcement

Acquiring company announced today…

  • Amount (cash, stock)

Paragraph 2: Investor Relations

  • Stock
  • SEC implications

Paragraph 3: Why acquisition was initiated

  • How this will add value to acquiring company

Paragraph 4: Information about Acquired Company

Location

  • What products/services/technology the company offers
  • What market it serves ...