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Delaware Chancery Court Provides Useful Guidance For Protecting Pre-Merger Privileges In Post-Closing Litigation Between Buyers And Sellers
In Shareholder Representative Services LLC v. RSI Holdco, LLC, No. 2018-0517-KSJM, 2019 WL 2290916 (Del. Ch. May 29, 2019)
United States
13 Jun 2019
Third Circuit Rejects State's Bid For Attorney's Fees In Hospital Merger Dispute
On January 23, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ("Third Circuit") issued an opinion denying the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the right to recover attorney's fees after it had
United States
7 Feb 2019
Regulation A May Prove Useful Alternative To Form S-4 Registration For Public Companies Doing Smaller M&A Deals
Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced it had adopted final rules to amend certain parts of Regulation A promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act").
United States
21 Jan 2019
New California Law re HMO M&A
On September 7, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 595, A.B. 595, which amends the California Health and Safety Code to increase oversight by the California Department of Managed Health Care ...
United States
9 Nov 2018
What Say You, New York? Now That Federal Antitrust Regulators Have Approved CVS's Proposed Acquisition Of Aetna, Attention Turns To New York State
During a public hearing in New York City on Thursday, October 18, 2018, New York State regulators, including Superintendent Maria Vullo of the New York State DFS, threatened to block CVS Health's $69 billion merger...
United States
26 Oct 2018
Getting To Business Judgment In An Interested Transaction: Controlling Stockholder Must Put Procedural Protections In Place Prior To The Commencement Of Economic Negotiations
In Flood v. Synutra Int'l, Inc., No. 101, 2018, 2018 Del. LEXIS 460, the Delaware Supreme Court held that a controlling stockholder who pursues a merger with the controlled company will have the benefit of business...
United States
18 Oct 2018
Federal Antitrust Regulators Approve Cigna's Proposed Acquisition Of Express Scripts
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (the "DOJ") cleared Cigna's proposed $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts.
United States
25 Sep 2018
Delaware Chancery Court Strictly Construes Appraisal Statute To Deny Stockholders Appraisal Rights In A Reverse Triangular Merger
In City of North Miami Beach Gen. Employees' Ret. Plan v. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., C.A. No. 2018-0227-AGB, 2018 WL 2473150 (Del. Ch. June 1, 2018) ...
United States
26 Jul 2018
New Lower UK Thresholds For Scrutiny Of Mergers Affecting National Security
Following the publication and consultation on a green paper earlier this year the UK Government has now published new takeover rules, adding new thresholds to the relevant provisions of the UK Enterprise Act giving...
United States
3 Jul 2018
The Shape Of Healthcare: Blockbuster Mergers, Retail Healthcare, And Marcus Welby, M.D
It has been widely reported that healthcare mergers and acquisitions are off to a strong start this year after ending a record-breaking year in 2017.
United States
31 May 2018
Privacy, Data Security, And Your Board: Day Five
In our final installment on privacy, cyber security, and your board, we look at privacy and cyber issues in M&A.
United States
6 Mar 2018
HSR And Antitrust Considerations For Private Equity Firms In M&A Transactions
An increasing number of M&A transactions each year involve private equity firms.
United States
1 Feb 2018
2018 EU Competition & Regulatory Trends
Our "trends for 2018" are only a selection of interesting developments to watch for in 2018.
European Union
24 Jan 2018
The Effects Of Tax Reform On Private Equity
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most extensive overhaul of the United States tax regime in over thirty years.
United States
4 Jan 2018
Industry Struggles With Ever Changing Acquisition Rules
Recent studies show that the percentage of overall research and development spending sponsored by the government has dropped sharply over the last 50 years.
United States
31 Oct 2017
At Last! Relaxation Of Federal Securities Regulations For Private Company Stock Incentive Awards May Be On The Horizon
Many privately held companies rely on equity compensation awards (typically stock options) to recruit, retain and motivate key employees and other service providers.
United States
29 Sep 2017
DraftKings And FanDuel Call Off Merger Following FTC Intervention
On July 13, 2017, daily fantasy sports providers DraftKings and FanDuel announced their decision to call off their proposed merger.
United States
26 Jul 2017
FTC Temporarily Halts Proposed DraftKings-FanDuel Merger
The FTC alleges that the merger would create a monopoly in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act in the purported DFS market.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Has The Acquisition Of Cigna Corp. By Anthem, Inc. Been Relegated To The Dustbin Of History? Stay Tuned!
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a February 8, 2017 decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block the $54 billion acquisition...
United States
10 May 2017
Merger And Acquisition Activity In The Rehabilitation, Home Health And Hospice Sectors Increased In 2016, But Will This Trend Continue?
Since 2014, there has been a steady increase in mergers and acquisitions in the Rehabilitation sector, with a total of 40 deals announced in 2016.
United States
25 Apr 2017
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