Alternative structure provisions give merging parties flexibility

Dec 18, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Parties to merger and acquisition transactions have included provisions allowing them to change the structure of their transactions before the deals have closed

Activists push change at Oplink, but may not be happy with results

Nov 21, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) Oplink Communications Inc. has become the latest company to

In recent first, Chiquita shareholders kill inversion deal

Oct 24, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

The planned acquisition of Fyffes PLC by Chiquita Brands International Inc. is the latest deal to join the list of terminated corporate inversions

New anti-inversion tax rules lead to termination of AbbVie/Shire deal

Oct 16, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

The AbbVie Inc. board did not waste much time in considering whether recently passed anti-inversion tax rules would be a detriment to its acquisition of Shire PLC

Condé Nast latest company to divest print assets, focus on digital growth

Aug 22, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Condé Nast announced on Aug. 19 that it would sell a group of its trade print publications to focus on digital and broadcasting assets

NetSuite acknowledges dominance of cloud systems in Venda acquisition

Jul 17, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

A recent acquisition between two cloud-based companies, Venda by NetSuite Inc., illustrates the dominant role cloud-based systems are playing in business.

Attorney-client privilege addressed in merger agreements

Jun 19, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Companies entering into M&A agreements are addressing a decision by a Delaware court that held that attorney-client privilege generally passes to the buyer upon closing.

Cannabis M&A grows as regulatory landscape changes

May 22, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

A new opportunity for M&A has grown in an industry that once seemed taboo: the cannabis industry.

Hillshire’s acquisition of Pinnacle joins other recent branded food deals

May 14, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. will acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $4.3 billion cash-and-stock deal.

MFI stockholders retain attorney-client privilege in acquisition by Post

Apr 18, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Under the parties’ agreement and plan of merger, the stockholders and option holders of MFI Holding Corp. will retain the attorney-client privilege in the company’s acquisition by Post Holdings Inc.

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