Companies look to virtual annual meetings to cut costs, increase turnout

Feb 6, 2015 By: Pamela S. Park

Companies are increasingly holding their annual shareholders’ meetings online rather than in-person as a means to reduce costs and increase investor participation.

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

Peer-to-peer lending companies hit IPO market

Dec 10, 2014 By: Cory Hester

One industry to recently emerge on the initial public offering market is peer-to-peer lending providers

Amid criticism, some CEOs voluntarily reducing pay

Dec 4, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

In the midst of criticism from shareholders and commentators over excessive CEO pay, some executives are voluntarily choosing to reduce their compensation

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

More quarterly reports include Ebola-related risk factors

Nov 12, 2014 By: Cory Hester

In the third quarter, several public companies begun disclosing risk factors related to the ongoing Ebola epidemic and the potentially adverse effects on their businesses

Global Healthcare becomes latest REIT to face shareholder activism

Nov 7, 2014 By: Pamela S. Park

Although the real estate investment trust sector has not traditionally been a target of activist investors, that appears to be changing.

Issuers utilize note offerings to fund early redemption of outstanding debt

Nov 3, 2014 By: Cory Hester

With the ability to issue debt at more favorable rates, many companies are undertaking registered note offerings with an eye toward using the proceeds from such offerings for the early repayment of other outstanding debt obligations

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