Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Maximizing Value: Considerations for Directors of a Company in Distress

February 3, 2014

by Michael H. Torkin, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP The U.S. corporate default rate currently is below historical averages, hovering slightly below 2008 pre-crisis levels.  Restructuring professionals, however, are cautioning that a rising interest rate environment, exacerbated by the Fed’s reduction in fiscal stimulus, could lead to a softening of the ongoing robust multiyear credit cycle.…

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Bridging The Gap: CFOs And Boards’ Views On M&A

July 23, 2013

Third Quarter 2013 Corporate Board Member When a corporation embarks on a strategic growth opportunity that involves a merger or acquisition, the communications between the board and management can make a critical difference in endeavoring to provide a smooth transaction and post-integration process. The board has a responsibility to stay informed during a transaction, and…

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Tackling Carve-Outs: Important Issues in Sales of Divisions and Subsidiaries

July 1, 2013

by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Sales of divisions or subsidiaries, so-called “carve-outs,” are among the most complex M&A transactions. Carve-outs often necessitate not only a complicated division of assets and liabilities between the parent and the carved-out business, but also a comprehensive understanding of the carved-out business and how it will operate once it…

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Why Merger Cases Settle

June 6, 2013

by Doug Clark, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati A lot of ink has been spilled about lawsuits filed immediately after a public company sale or merger is announced.  The consulting firms that historically tracked only traditional securities class actions now assiduously monitor M&A litigation and the outcomes of those cases.  As a consequence, we now know…

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