Does Cigna’s suit against Anthem signal the end of the billion-dollar breakup fee?

Feb 22, 2017 By: Amy Watkins

Billion-dollar termination fees could be on their way out as corporate dealmakers change merger negotiation tactics based on recent deal disasters, evidenced

Tech buyer uses holdbacks, stock awards to hold onto startup execs after merger

Dec 2, 2016 By: Lisa Burden

Marketing technology company LiveRamp will shell out millions of dollars in stock awards to retain top executives at data marketing startups Arbor

Harman adopts exclusive forum bylaw ahead of $8 billion Samsung merger

Dec 1, 2016 By: Lisa Burden

Aiming to avoid facing shareholder lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions, auto electronics maker Harman International Industries Inc. has become the latest company to

Seventh Annual Study of Remedies for Buyer Breach in M&A Deals

Jun 9, 2016 By: Daniel Rubin

Practical Law has published the seventh edition of its annual survey of reverse break-up fees and specific performance in public M&A deals.

Healthcare Competition: Providers and Insurers

Oct 15, 2015 By: Janelle Filson Wrigley

The healthcare industry presents a wide range of complex antitrust issues. In addition to the FTC and DOJ’s involvement, state antitrust enforcement and private litigation are also common.

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

BeyondTrust acquisition highlights importance of cybersecurity

Sep 4, 2014 By: Charles J. Glasser, Jr.

The acquisition of BeyondTrust by Veritas Capital highlights that companies offering effective protection from cyber-attacks are more vital than ever

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